Here are my newsletters that date between January 2016-February 2021. I thought having an archive for the newsletters may be helpful to some people. If you would like to receive my current newsletters, as well as exclusive videos, you can sign up for them on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/Andarta


January 2016

Greetings everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, filled with love and joy! I just wanted to let you all know of several spiritual things going on at this time of year.
 
First off, we look to the sky: many of you may know of Mercury Retrograde, and that it is going on right now until January 25. This means that communication can be misconstrued, business transactions can be complicated, and technology goes all crazy during this time. A stone which can help with these disruptive energies Hawk’s Eye–it helps you to be as perceptive as possible. Try not to have any major business transactions or job interviews during this time, but if you cannot prevent this, just make sure to be as clear and concise as possible. Texts are often misconstrued as well, so try to talk to people in person or over the phone. The full moon is on January 24, which is the Wolf Moon. As this moon is still during Mercury Retrograde, make sure that any spell work you may do on the full moon is as clear as possible! The last thing you want is to have a spell backfire or go crazy because of confusing wording.
 
Next, we look to the earth: the energies within the earth are raising and shifting. Much of this is due to humans and our negative impact on the lands, but there are also many changes in frequencies because of the consciousness of the people raising. The land and the people are one–what happens within the earth affects us and vice versa (whether we realize this or not!). Many people are spiritually awakening because of the frequencies of the earth, but many also do not know how to handle this awakening. The earth is angry from all of the destruction, and many of us are feeling this.
 
Finally, we look to ourselves: This is the time of year that those of my path call the Station of Confrontation–this is where our shadows surface and we must face them or be hounded by them even worse. Take some time to yourself and look at the shadows of your past (and even past lives), and try to figure out how to alter them to be helpful rather than a problem. Trying to banish or cut out our shadows just makes us more imbalanced, for that dark part of our self is just as important as the lighter half. It is our guilt, anger, and other feelings which make us doubt ourselves. But they also make us embrace the darkness, for we have to have the dark in order to appreciate the light! So if you have been very emotional lately, know that you are not alone.
 
Let me know if you need a reading or an oil: here is my website that I have been working on https://readingsbyandarta.wordpress.com/. I have some classes coming up that many of you would be interested in: Justice Magick will be on Saturday, January 23rd, Brighid of the Flame will be on Monday, February 1. Love Magick will be on Saturday, February 6, and a Past Life Regression will be on Saturday, February 20th. Look at my calendar on Facebook to get the details and contact the store to sign up! https://www.facebook.com/DenofAndarta/
 
Blessings to you all,
Andarta
 

February 2016

Greetings and Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the last few weeks of Winter. As with the last newsletter, I want to look above, below, and within concerning the present.
 
First, we look to the sky: we have been out of Mercury Retrograde for a few weeks now, but what many do not know is that we have also been in Jupiter Retrograde since January 7. It will be in retrograde until May 9. Jupiter concerns our success and happiness, so when it is in retrograde, we are looking within to find ourselves. Past life issues have been a major concern for many since the beginning of Jupiter Retrograde because our souls are facing what makes us happy and what we truly define as success. We face the life lessons our soul has not learned (which is where karma comes in), and we have a choice as to whether we face these life lessons or try to ignore them (which in essence, makes things worse). So hang in there if you have been feeling depressed and questioning your entire existence since the beginning of January, for this will be over in a few months.
 
Next, we look to the earth: yesterday, there was a 5.1 earthquake that hit Oklahoma, and rippled up to Kansas. We also face major contamination of water in Michigan, where the people there who cannot afford alternate water is getting sick. With these and many other issues that is at play concerning the earth, we may feel helpless and that all is hopeless. How can one person do anything with such major environmental issues at stake? Of course, we always can do the mundane actions to try and help–recycle, use public transportation as much as we can to decrease our eco-footprint. But we also can send as much positive energy to try and protect nature and the earth. Envision being a tree: close your eyes, envision your feet becoming roots, and your arms becoming branches. Once you feel solid and strong, send out whatever color energy that you feel is right out to the skies and down into the earth. Focus on healing and cleansing. While it may seem a simple action, the more people who do this, the more the earth stands a chance of recovering from our destruction.
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: as we start seeing light come back from our winter darkness, we start looking towards Spring. Being within the darkness, we look within ourselves and face our shadows. As the light starts to come back, we see these shadows from a different perspective. We can start to plant new ideas, new actions, and new desires for ourselves with the coming light. We all may not have a garden to physically grow plants, but we all can look within ourselves to see what it is that we want to grow to evolve from our shadows. Be kind to yourself and know that you are not alone.
 
Yesterday, I was a guest on Best Denver Psychic’s television show again, and that was a lot of fun! I hope you all get a chance to watch the show and send me feedback on what all was discussed. I have a past life regression workshop on Saturday, February 20th at Spirit Ways metaphysical shop. Call the shop to sign up! I have completed my oils list on my website, so if you are in need of any of them, just let me know. I am available for readings on Tuesdays at Isis Bookstore, but I also can meet you somewhere for an in person reading. And I always am happy to do a phone reading for anyone who is not local!
 

March 2016

Greetings, everyone! It seems that we are simply rushing right into Spring with the Equinox being this Sunday! I hope you are all doing well and finding your path a little easier with the daily draws that I post on my Facebook page. I have very exciting news: I am opening my own psychic business! it is called Psychic Healers of Avalon. I am located at 7050 W. 120th Ave, Suite 206, Broomfield, CO 80020, and my open house is on Ostara (this Sunday 3/20/16) from 1-5 pm, which I hope you all can attend! I am planning on having my own hours as Wednesday-Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5. I have posted all of my classes on my Facebook page–if you are not on Facebook, just email me for a complete list.
 
First, we look to the sky: Hopefully you all are not suffering through this Jupiter Retrograde too much!The most important thing when dealing with Jupiter retrograde is to look within yourself. Look at what makes you truly happy, as well as to look at your shadow aspects of who you are (and who you have been–Jupiter retrograde is also about past life karma!). Learn to transform the shadow into something positive about yourself. The full moon is Wednesday the 23rd at 6:01 am, so if you have a spell which needs the powerful full moon energy, perform on Tuesday or Wednesday evening (Tuesday is better). The full moon energy is perfect for prosperity, fertility, and love spells.
 
Then, we look to the land: Ostara, the Spring Equinox, is this Sunday, March 20th. In ancient times, the people would be preparing for their crops (maybe not planting yet, for it was still cold in many regions). Look to the earth around you–do you know what all of the plants and trees are that grow around your home? Maybe start identifying and connecting with the energy of these plants and trees when they are starting to awaken for the year. We absolutely need them to exist on this planet! Maybe you can even plan for a garden of your own?
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: The planetary influences are just a part of how we are feeling and even how we view the world. The shift into spring harkens us to look at ourselves and what we want to grow within ourselves this year? Do you need to work on self love? Should you learn a new craft? Maybe you need to grow into a new job? Now is the time to start growing a new aspect of yourself or deepen your awareness of your life lesson this time around.
 
Many blessings,
Andarta
 

April 2016

Greetings everyone, I hope you all have been well and good! There are so many things to cover in this newsletter, I am going to cut to the chase.
 
First, we look to the sky: We all need to brace ourselves for the end of this month, for 5 planets will be retrograde at the same time. I have mentioned in previous newsletters that Jupiter has been retrograde since January 7, and will continue to be so until May 9. This concerns our happiness and prosperity–when retrograde, our lessons in life concern past life issues that we are still struggling with this lifetime (a past life regression may help with this!). On March 25th, Saturn went retrograde, and will continue to do so until August 13. Saturn rules….well, rules! Saturn is all about boundaries and authority, as well as Karma. So, however you have been acting in the past have probably been catching up to you recently (which can be good or bad, depending upon what you have been doing lately). Mars goes retrograde this Sunday, April 17 (this is the one that concerns me, honestly), and goes direct June 29. Mars is War, but also that sexual, brave passion that is a driving force in life. When in retrograde, you do NOT want to take any big risks during this time, for it has a great chance of backfiring. Watch your step, and watch your temper during this time! THEN the very next day, April 18, Pluto goes retrograde until September 26. Pluto is in charge of death, decay, and destruction. Once again, past lives come into play–any fears from a past life will surface during this time. Any fears–being controlled, poverty, war–which stem from a past life which deals with this issue will be very present in your life. And the cherry on top off the planetary bowl of crazy is, of course, Mercury retrograde from April 28 to May 22. Most people are aware of this retrograde, where communication breaks down, technology goes off the chain, and people don’t understand each other. The best advice that I can give to you all concerning all of this is to remain as grounded as you can, really think about your actions and words BEFORE you do them, and really look within to see what your issues and shadows are so they cannot control you!
 
Next, we look to the land: people are noticing that the weather patterns are a bit out of wack, and what is growing one minute is being killed by extreme cold the next. This is absolutely a result of global warming, and why we all need to be more mindful of the earth and how we treat Her. Arbor day is coming up, as well as Earth day, so I hope you all can do something to participate in either/both of these events. The trees are sacred to us Druids, not only because they live upon the land, but they hold memories. Be more mindful of the trees where you live!
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: Well, with all of the planets that are going retrograde affecting our inner selves, I think focusing on the lessons from them will be your best bet this month. Watch your ego–we all want to think that we are right, or that we are victim to others plots and ploys, when usually, the bad things that happen to us are just a result of our own energy that we put out into the world. This is that Karma thing, especially when Saturn is retrograde. If we all try to look at things from a different perspective (someone that you despise? someone that you find annoying or arrogant?), and see why they act the way they do (maybe they are victims of abuse themselves), then we can make better judgements.
 
I have been enjoying the visits I get from clients in my new business, and I hope to see more of you all at my classes or for a reading! And speaking of readings, I am very excited to announce that there is another reader at Psychic Healers of Avalon: Aoidhean Bragisson will be reading Runes, as well as performing Reiki! I have posted his entire bio on the Psychic Healers of Avalon Facebook page–make sure to like the page and check out who he is! I am keeping an eye on the weather for this weekend–if we are to get the vast amounts of snow that they are predicting, I will reschedule all of the classes to the following weekend. I have attached the flier for the business for you all to read through. Just message, call, or email me to set up an appointment!
 
Blessings (and good luck!),
Andarta

May 2016

Greetings, everyone! I trust that you all have been enjoying some of the lovely spring weather that we have been having (in-between the snow, hail, and rain here in the Rockies!). Hopefully I have added everyone who has requested to be on this newsletter list–it keeps growing as I meet new and awesome people! If you know of someone who is interested in receiving this newsletter, just have them email me or message me on Facebook.
 
First, we look to the sky: Some of you may have felt a slight lessening of tension last week, as Jupiter goes direct. Now, we only have four planets in retrograde (Saturn, Mercury, Mars, and Pluto)! Keep on staying as grounded as possible during this time, as the life lessons which we are learning during these retrogrades can make us feel overwhelmed. The full moon is next Saturday, May 21, and this is a good time for prosperity. This full moon is called the Flower Moon, as everything is blooming now that we are into spring.
 
Next, we look to the land: I wanted to focus a bit on earthquakes for this newsletter, as there are more and more that are happening throughout the United States (and the world!). It is pretty obvious that earthquakes affect us humans in some fashion–they make us nervous when we experience them, and it can cause a lot of damage to the land and buildings. But looking at earthquakes from an energetic perspective makes all of the earthquakes seem even more stressful on us, as well as the earth and all living entities. The earthquakes under Mount St. Helen in Washington that have been rapidly increasing the past few weeks (about 40 earthquakes a week!), make us absolutely think of fire if and when she erupts. But earthquakes are also associated with fire because of the friction on the fault slip surface (it heats up the earth). We also have the water association with earthquakes in the form of tsunamis, which can be completely destructive to everyone impacted by it. Having any of these elements rippling out into the land affects us on an energetic level. Unfortunately, there is nothing that we can really do (except to try and stop fracking) about earthquakes, but we can at least be aware of the energies that are coming from the earth when it does happen. Grounding and releasing these energies out into the world (think of sending out love and healing whenever an earthquake happens) can help all of us on a metaphysical level.
 
Finally, we look to ourselves: as the earth is starting to bloom and blossom, we need to look at what we “planted” within ourselves in March at the Spring Equinox. Are the goals or aspects that you wish within yourself starting to grow and blossom? If not, what do you need to do in order to make it so? Are you wanting a new job? A new relationship? More courage to stand up for yourself? What have you done to make this grow? The planets in retrograde are not about punishing us or making our lives hell, they are about taking a step back to see things from within ourselves. Use this time to really look at what you want in life, and if you do not have that, figure out how to do it! Now is the time for action!
 
Psychic Healers of Avalon is in full swing with business now–the sign is up on the monument sign at the building, and people are coming in for readings, classes, and, because of the talented Aoidhean, Reiki sessions! I do make anointing oils that are very helpful for prosperity, calming anxiety, and other energies, so just message me if you want to get any (all of them are listed on my website). The lovely Layla has many wonderful handmade candles for sale as well! And please message me if you want a reading–I do phone, email, and in-person readings.
 
Many blessings,
Andarta
 

June 2016

Greetings everyone, I hope you are enjoying (or at least bearing) this warmer weather! I would first like to ask you all to send positive energy to those who have lost their lives in the Orlando shooting this past weekend, as well as to their families. I hope that we can some day see how beautiful each soul is that resides upon this Earth, regardless of whom they love or what they look like. We all are connected together in the Web of Life, and we should cherish each other as such.
 
First, we look to the sky: We are back to four planets in retrograde right now, and as of Monday, joining Saturn (Karmic recall), Mars (war and needless violence), and Pluto (past life issues) is Neptune in retrograde (which remains in retrograde until November 19). Neptune is the planet of magic and dreams, and when in retrograde, our dreams are off the chain! Make sure to record all of your dreams that you can remember, even keeping a journal next to your bed, for these dreams may very well give insight on the issues from the other planets being in retrograde. We also have the full moon on the night of Midsummer! This is next Monday, June 20th, so this is a double-hitter for major productive energy! Midsummer is when the Sun is at it’s height and is the longest day of the year. So make sure to look upwards next Monday to see the Moon and Sun at Their fullest power!
 
Next, we look to the land: most of us New Age/pagan/alternative people love our crystals and rocks, yet we do not take the time to find out where our crystals, rocks, and minerals are from if we purchase them. The crystals hold so much power on their own, when we have them with us, so take a moment and think about the energy of the land that they are from! How would the specific energy of that crystal affect the land (and the people!) if still part of the Mother Earth? Are the energies of a certain land more calm because there is Selenite or Alabaster within them (such as in Western Oklahoma)? Or maybe the land is vibrating psychic energies if it hold Amethyst within (such as the mountains in Denver)? Take some time to learn where your crystals are from and make sure to thank the lands (even from afar) for their energies.
 
And finally, we look within: as we get closer to Midsummer, we need to look at how far we have come since we planted our “seeds” at Ostara (Spring Equinox). How are the things that you were wanting to grow within yourself faring? Are you tending to these dreams and desires that you have wanted for yourself? Utilize the Full moon and Midsummer sun to really give these goals a boost of energy and growth!
 
Psychic Healers of Avalon is starting to create Magick Spell kits that are in the form of magick envelopes. These spell kits will have sealed within them the specific herbs and incense to activate what you need in your life, anointed with my oils that already hold intense power, and then have a simple spell written on the front for you to read aloud and then burn! It is best to toss them in a bonfire or fireplace, in order to make sure the entire kit burns completely, but you can also hold it over the handmade tea light candle that we have made, which will be included in the kit. There will be Magick Spell kits for Prosperity, Love, Success, and many other types–make sure to check my website often as I post them! Each kit will be $15 or 2 for $25.
 
I will be changing some of my office hours soon during the week, and I will be available more in the evenings during the week, as well as by appointment. And of course, I am available on the weekends between classes, so make sure to message me if you wish to have a reading, either by phone, email, or in person.
 
I look forward to the Love Magick class, as well as the Pagan 101: Midsummer class this Saturday! I am wide open for readings on Sunday!
 
Many blessings,
Andarta
 

July 2016

Greetings, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your summer thus far, and are able to get outside every now and then to experience Nature to the fullest! And please continue to light a candle and send out positive energy to our society to help cease the violent streaks that have been plaguing our country. Only love and peace will ever heal us.
 
First, we look to the sky: The three planets currently in retrograde are Pluto (the Underworld and past life issues), Neptune (Magick and Dream Work), and Saturn (Karmic Recall), and at the end of this month, Uranus will join them. Uranus will go retrograde on the 29th, and this will bring in a refreshing sense of freedom and creativity! Plan for major changes in your life now with this new sense of freedom and self-expression, but don’t force these changes until things settle down with the other planets in retrograde (but utilize them being retrograde, such as paying attention to your dreams, doing past life regressions, and being centered so your karma is a positive energy that returns to you). The full moon is on Tuesday, July 18th, so start planning on what positive productivity you wish to bring about in your life.
 
Next, we look to the land: While the animals upon (and even within) the land are separate beings from the land itself, they have a symbiotic relationship with the Earth. Time and time again, humans are finding out that when animals are removed (or even killed) from a certain area, that area suffers because the ecosystem is made imbalanced. This next month, try spending a bit more time reflecting on the animals that live in your area–is there over-population of certain species? Under-population? What animals need your help? (maybe join an organization that helps protect a certain type of animal). I have my Animal Magick class scheduled for this Sunday, July 17th, and we will be doing meditations and discussions on Animal Guides, as well as Totems, Familiars, and even Reiki for pets. Message me if you wish to attend!
 
Finally, we look within: summertime is usually such a busy time for all of us, between family vacations, travel during nice weather, and kids being out of school, that we often forget to take care of ourselves amongst the chaos. Make sure to set aside some time to meditate, take calming baths with essential oils, and just BE! We get very caught up in the mundane life, to where we forget that breathing deeply calms us, lowers blood pressure, and helps us to focus.
 
The Magickal Envelope Spell Kits are available for $15 each, and you can see which kits (as well as anointing oils) that I have for sale on my website below. The second weekend of August, Psychic Healers of Avalon will be closed because Layla, Aoidhean, and myself will be setting up a table for readings and to sell our products at the Myths and Legends Convention (August 12-14). If you attend the convention, make sure to stop on by! I have a free crystals class tomorrow from 1-2 and then the Professional Magick class from 2:30-4:30, where you can learn how to find a new job, make more money, or choose a career. You can follow me on Twitter @psychicAndarta ! I do have new weekday hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I am in the office from 6-9 p.m. The weekend hours are the same, and you can find all of my classes and events on my Facebook page.
 
I hope you all have a great rest of your July, and may peace and love surround each one of you!
 
Blessings,
Andarta
 

August 2016

Greetings everyone, I hope that your summer is winding down nicely, and you are able to enjoy the last few weeks before we get to Autumn! We all had such a fun time this past weekend at the Myths and Legends Convention, and we met so many cool people, that we be doing that convention again next year! For those new to the Psychic Healers of Avalon, we are located at 7050 W. 120th Ave. Suite 206, Broomfield, CO 80020, and you can find us on Facebook to schedule any appointments with myself or Aoidhean, and you can also purchase Layla’s candles!
 
First, we look to the sky: Saturn is at least going direct now, so we only have three planets currently in retrograde (Pluto, which deals with the Underworld and past life issues surfacing, Neptune, which affects our dreams and magical energies that we put out into the world, and Uranus, which concerns our carefree spirit and not wanting to live by the rules). Pay attention to 8/30, as our good old friend Mercury goes retrograde until 9/21, so make sure to stay calm and centered for any technological or communication problems which may surface during this time. I would recommend talking to people in person or over the phone, rather than emails or texts, if you can, for things get misinterpreted during this time. We have a full moon on Thursday, August 18th, and as this is the full moon after the first harvest, I would absolutely recommend sending out any energy for growth and abundance that is needed in your life! The dark moon is on Wednesday, August 31st, which is a fantastic time for banishing any negative energy in your life, and the next night, September 1, is the New Moon, which is the time for new beginnings to commence!
 
Next, we look to the land: as we have just passed Lammas, we are in full swing for harvesting, which can be physical or spiritual! Make sure to take some time in the next couple of weeks to hike or walk outside (maybe set aside Pokemon Go for a bit, as well as music or other electronics?). The daily draws that I do on my Facebook page have had a couple 7 of pentacles inverted lately, which signifies that we all need to be spending more time outside without anything to distract us! Walking outside allows for us to hear our personal Spirit Guides, as well as make us more connected to the land in many ways. If you are able, take a grocery bag with you to pick up any trash you may encounter–the land needs all of us to take care of Her!
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: as we are in the time of harvesting, we look to the things that we harvest in our own lives. Do you reap the benefits of all of your hard work at your job? In your spiritual life? In your relationships? What do you still need to tend to before we get to the darkness of Fall and Winter? You still have time, so don’t ignore or wait until the last moment to see what your labors of love are producing. The old fable of the grasshopper and the ant ring true in real life, as well as our spiritual: work hard at all you do, so that you can rest and enjoy the indoor time of winter.
 
I have several classes coming up that you all may be interested in attending: Household Magick is on Saturday 8/20 at 2:30, which is where I teach people how to cleanse your home, place and maintain protection around your home, magickal cooking, and magickal gardening. The Past Life Regression workshop will be on Saturday, September 10, so if you are interested in learning about accessing and benefiting from your past lives, this is the class to take! I teach weekly free classes on various topics, so make sure to like my Andarta facebook page to see everything that is being offered. I also post my daily draws on that page, so you know what to look (or prepare) for each day! And please message me to set up any readings that you may need: I can do in-person, phone, or email readings. I am in the office for readings during the week MWF from 6-9 pm, as well as in between the classes on the weekends.
 
Many harvest blessings,
Andarta
 

September 2016

Greetings, everyone! I hope your summer is winding down nicely, and you may be excited for Autumn’s return soon. I apologize for getting the monthly newsletter out a couple days late—I have been recovering from a minor surgery the past few days.
 
First, we look to the sky: I hope everyone’s full moon last night was full of positive, abundant energy! We will be having the dark moon on Thursday, September 29th, and the New Moon on Friday, September 30th. Many of you are aware (possibly from personal experience!) that Mercury is in retrograde right now, and will continue messing with communication, electronics, and making us step back and think before we speak up until 9/21. Pluto, the planet that has been bringing up issues of the Underworld and our past lives, will go direct on 9/26. So the ending of September should bring a sense of peace for many of us. Neptune, the planet of magic and dreams, will be in retrograde until 11/19, and Uranus, the planet that usually is about structure and order, but giving us a sense of carefree ways, will be direct on 12/29.
 
Next, we look to the land: Many of you may be aware of the conflict in North Dakota the past couple of weeks, but I want to look at it from a spiritual perspective. Digging up sacred burial grounds of these Native people for placing an oil pipeline is one of the most disrespectful things that can ever take place on any land. Not only is this disrespectful of the ancestors and their spirits, it ruins the lands that these people live on and honor, as well as set to ruin the watershed that they drink from. I don’t know if you noticed that the huge earthquakes of Oklahoma and Kansas happened at the same time that they were trying to dig—this is no coincidence! The Mother and these Ancestors are not happy! Please send as much positive energy to that area so that this does not happen, and they can come to a peaceful resolution.
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: Next Thursday is the Autumn Equinox, and this is the second harvest of the year. The apple is sacred to Avalon (the isle of Apples), and this is the apple harvest. If you cut an apple horizontal rather than up and down, you see the five seeds within the apple which makes a pentacle. This represents the 5 sacred elements—earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. Apples are very healing and soothing (my Avalon oil even has apple blossom within it). Look within yourself next week to see how these five elements may or may not be balanced within you. What do they each mean to you?
 
Psychic Healers of Avalon are very excited to be hosting a traveling Bard
in October! Sunday, October 16th, we will be having Mama Gina perform her original music for us. We are looking at venues right now, so make sure to check the PHA facebook page regularly to know the details!
 
If you need a reading from myself or Aoidhean, please contact us to set up a time. Layla’s candles are available at the office for sale-they smell so good and contain such positive energy from her making them herself! And if you are hosting a Halloween party and would like me to do readings, message or email me ASAP, as my October is getting very full!
 
Blessings,
 
Andarta
 

October 2016

Greetings and Happy October, everyone! Here in the Rockies, the mountains are so beautiful and vibrant with color, and I hope that you are enjoying Autumn as well, wherever you are located. If you are in the Denver Metro, I hope you will be coming to Psychic Healers of Avalon this evening for a concert with Mama Gina. We gather at 6:30 pm and have lots of food and drinks!
 
First, we look to the sky: everyone should be feeling a tad calmer lately, now that there are only two planets in retrograde (Neptune, which affects our dreams and magic, and Uranus, which gives us a sense of freedom from boundaries). The full moon is tonight (which many of you may have been feeling the energies of this moon for the past couple of days, it has been so intense!), so anything you want to bring into fruition, make it so now! Saturday, October 29th is the Dark Moon and will be a very intense time for banishing anything, and Sunday, October 30th is the New Moon, which is for new beginnings.
 
Next, we look to the land: many of you may be seeing things out of the corner of your eye lately—shadows, images, or balls of light. The veils are very thin between the worlds right now, and that means that we can see different entities and places that reside in other realms much easier. This is why Halloween is known as such: All Hallows Eve, which was a very sacred time of year to our ancestors who saw this as the ending of the year. The other time of year where we have the veils thin is the polar opposite Beltaine (May 1st). Do not fear these entities, unless you are actually getting physically hurt from them. Many are loved ones who have crossed over, or other beings who are always there, but we just usually do not see them. The land remembers those who have crossed over, and we can speak to them much easier during this time. There may also be portals throughout the lands that you become aware of during this time—portals are doorways to different realms that are usually not seen by those who are not aware of them. Just be careful around any portals, for you do not really know where they lead!
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: as we approach Samhain (Halloween), we all need to give thanks to our Ancestors and those loved ones who have crossed over. Make a small altar that holds a candle or candles, some incense, and any pictures and/or objects which represent everyone who has crossed over (including pets!). This not only acknowledges them as our Ancestors, it also helps us to heal in many ways. We often feel that when we lose a loved one, that we may never see them again. But in fact, they are part of us, and many of them become our personal Guides who help us on a daily basis. Shedding tears is not a bad thing at all, and we can still miss those who have crossed over many years ago. Trying to bottle up our emotions only makes us angry and can actually physically manifest as illness or injuries that never really heal.
 
I hope that your Samhain is a blessed time, and I hope that those of you who live in the Denver Metro area can attend my Pagan 101: Samhain class and ritual on Saturday, 10/29/16. I actually have a Faerie Magick class on Saturday, 10/22/16 at 2:30 because people often see the Fae during this time because of the thin veils. And I have a special day for readings—on Sunday, October 30th, I will be doing $1.50 a minute readings between 12-4 pm (this is in person readings only). If you need any oils, candles, or spell kits, make sure to check out my website and let me know what you need! And if you want me to do any readings at any Halloween parties, contact me ASAP, as I have a very busy rest of the month!
 
Many blessings,
 
Andarta
 

November 2016

Greetings everyone, I hope you all are doing fantastic! I do know that many of you are experiencing some difficulty with the negative energies that are floating around right now, and I just want you all to know that you are not alone in this! My hope is that the following newsletter may help you in some way.
First, we look to the Sky: we are now down to two planets that are in retrograde right now. When a planet is in retrograde, it does not mean that it is literally turning around backwards, but instead merely looks like it is going backwards. The energies that are of that planet slow down and may change for that period of retrograde. Uranus is in retrograde, and when it is so, we feel the need to let our creative side out, as well as to look deep within ourselves for spiritual answers. We feel the need to think outside the box, and this is absolutely necessary at this time in human history! We also have Neptune in retrograde only until the 19th (Saturday), and this concerns our dreams and visions. You may have felt that you have been having trouble distinguishing between dream and reality, and this energy also brings out your personal fears and anxieties by stripping away illusions that usually mask these fears. This also signifies spiritual self development. But with both of these planets in retrograde, it makes EVERYONE feel uncertain, and those people who do not attempt to face their fears or think outside the box will lash out and react with negativity, including religious persecution.
 
Next, we look to the Land: as I had written in last month’s newsletter, the issues with the pipeline in North Dakota is absolutely an issue that concerns our land and spirit. These tensions of the land, as well as any damage that is being done to the Earth, will be felt by all sensitives. The energies from the earthquake and tsunami in New Zealand may still be felt by all. But the issue that has been popping up for me the most concerning the Land is the unusually warm weather across the United States. There has been much discussion by the meteorologists concerning the lack of snow in the lower 48 states, and from an energetic perspective, this warmer weather is keeping people too active and agitated. We need the cooler weather (and even a nice blanket of snow in those regions that receive it) to make us stay inside more, to look within ourselves, and to give us a breather from each other. Of course, we interact with people when it is cooler, but we all have that instinctive need to stay by a warm fire, or watch the snow fall in the privacy of our own homes.
 
Finally, we look Within: this time of year is to look within ourselves and find the Shadows that we need to heal. In my spiritual path, we call this the Descent. We descend within our caves, as well as ourselves during times of darkness. The dark half of the year is just as important as the light half, for instead of doing things with our extended Tribes during the warm weather, we are staying inside with our immediate family and friends. Take some time to look at any issues which anger you, that makes you sad, or even embarrassed, and find ways of healing these aspects of yourself. If we all bottle up our emotions, then we have negative reactions towards others when they do surface (and usually it has bad timing!).
 
I have many classes that are coming up in the next few weeks, but the one I am most excited about is my new Shielding and Aura Magick class, which will be this Sunday afternoon at noon. You are welcome to check out all of my classes on my Facebook page. And if you need a tarot reading, past life regression, or counseling session with me, or a Reiki session or Rune reading with Aoidhean, just message us!
 
Many blessings,
Andarta

December 2016

Happy December, everyone! I hope you all are surviving the holiday preparations, and I also hope that you are able to spend quality time with your loved ones without the pressures of spending money and “keeping up with the Jones'” so to speak. Generosity is so important for us as a community, but at the same time, the materialism draws out the negative aspects of our humanity.
 
First, we look to the sky: at the moment, we only have one planet in retrograde, which is Uranus (until the 29th), and this has been allowing for a more carefree energy that gets us to break us out of the box. But on Monday, the 19th, Mercury goes retrograde for the last time this year through 1/8/17. This event simply forces us to take a step back, to THINK about the words we are about to speak or write (I advise everyone to try and talk to people in person during this retrograde, rather than texting or messaging–miscommunication!). Technology also goes wonky, so if you can, try not to do any huge business transactions or technological changes in your life. The New Moon is on Thursday, 12/29, which is the perfect time to work on new beginnings for this new year coming up! And Yule is on Wednesday, 12/21, which is the shortest and darkest day of the year.
 
Next, we look to the land: while this section is about the land, I want to look at the water upon and under the lands right now. All water is interconnected, and with such events as tsunamis and hurricanes, we are very much shown the destructive force of water. Blizzards also are powerful and dangerous forms of water in snow form, and we are heading into winter here in the Rocky Mountains. Yet with the destructive forces of water, we also have the healing qualities of water–it nourishes, hydrates, cleanses, and heals us in so many ways. But there is so much about the water of this planet that we do not know, especially the deep waters of the ocean that we cannot even access yet, that humans are destroying our waters at such an alarming rate. If you are able, check out Dr. Emoto’s scientific studies on water–he showed us how, on a molecular level, water can be affected by words that are spoken to various containers of water. This really makes us look differently at the words we speak to others, ourselves, and even to the water on this land.
 
Finally, we look within: As we near the Winter solstice, we are facing our shadows in the dark. Hold tight to the knowledge that you are not alone in this world–there are many, many others who feel anxious, self-doubting, and angry without knowing exactly why. The solstice is a signpost, so to speak, for it divides up the dark half from the light half of the earth, as well as of ourselves! If we always are in the light, we would all be crispy. If we always are in the dark, then nothing would ever grow. We need these poles or signposts to signal to us that we are connected to this earth in so many ways, including how our emotions and thoughts are reflected in our world by the seasons in which we live. A good stone that helps with self-doubt and anxiety is Epidot–hold it, carry it with you, and even meditate with it in your hand if you are able. Just know that I am here for you all, and if you ever need to talk and feel that no one understands you, I will listen.
 
I hope to see many of you at my Yule reading special this Sunday between 12-4 pm–I will be doing readings for $1.50 a minute. These are in-person only, and it is first come, first served. I have added some new classes to my roster, including Shielding and Aura Magick, Tarot 101, Advanced Astral Travel, and I will also be having a Shamanic Elemental Workshop in February. So call or email me with any questions.
Many blessings to you all and happy holidays,
 
Andarta

January 2017

Happy January, everyone!
 
I hope you all have recovered from the holidays sufficiently and are looking forward to all of the positive and new things that you will experience in 2017! It has been exactly a year since I started writing these e-newsletters, and I hope that you all enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them. If you have any questions about anything that I write, please feel free to contact me, and we can discuss them.
 
First, we look to the sky: Believe it or not, but there are zero planets in retrograde right now! Enjoy the next couple of weeks, for these will be the only weeks this entire year where there will not be at least one planet in retrograde. We just experienced the full moon last Thursday, so things should *hopefully* be quiet for all of us for the next few days. The New Moon in Aquarius will be on Friday, January 27, and this New moon marks a time of liberty and justice. The Dark Moon is the night before the New Moon, and this is a good time to banish anything negative in your life, and the New Moon is the energy of new beginnings. So you can incorporate these into any daily routine or moon ritual. The day after the New Moon is the Chinese New Year, and according to Chinese astrology, this will be the year of the Fire Rooster, which indicates strong-willed and flamboyant leaders. On Sunday, February 5, Jupiter turns retrograde (which does not mean that the planet literally turns around the opposite way, but that the movement of the planet slows to where the energies of that planet goes in the opposite direction–this is always a time of pausing and learning). Jupiter is the planet of philosophy, so this means that we all will be experiencing some time to review, rethink, and maybe even rebuild our own morals, ethics, and religious views. But the most important news of the sky for this newsletter is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Friday, February 10th, which signifies great luck, because both the Sun and Moon are blessed with Jupiter’s retrograde influence. Lunar eclipses are when emotional energies are at their highest, so take it easy from making any huge life-changing decisions.
 
Next, we look to the land: As I am a Druid, and Druids revere trees and call Druid groups a Grove, I want to look at trees for this newsletter. Whether you are able to identify specific trees on your land and near your home, I would hope that you can appreciate all that trees do for the planet and even us humans. They provide housing for all sorts of birds, animals, and insects, all which are part of the ecosystem of our lands. Trees make oxygen for us to breathe (sorta important!!), and they have given humankind material to make all sorts of things for survival. They give us shade on a hot day, shelter during a rain storm, and sometimes even a place to have a swing or tree house (most of my important childhood memories revolve around trees in some way). They also house other kinds of entities, such as the Fae, Dryads, and other astral beings. The root systems of trees aerate the ground, and scientists have even proven that trees communicate with other trees and shrubs through their root systems! And then there are more spiritual learnings of each individual tree, which involves their specific type of growth, energy, medicinal properties, and what we can learn from them. The great Chieftain Oak teaches us how to be strong and stand up for ourselves, the Willow is very magical and delicate, and the Hawthorn teaches us how to love and take care of our heart, both metaphorical and literal. If you want to learn more about specific trees, just message me, and I can give you a book list. But most importantly, learn what trees are near your home–the types of trees, as well as if there are any historical or significant trees in your area. Take care of the trees on your lands, if you are responsible for the lands, and they will appreciate you in return.
 
Finally, we look within ourselves: As we are getting near February 1, which is Imbolc in the pagan tradition, we look to cleansing and purification. In the Western hemisphere, we are deep in winter even though the days are getting longer. Our ancestors would use this time to make candles, and these would be used throughout the rest of the year. The white snow, the milk of the ewes and cows, and even the white candles all represent cleansing and purification. This is a good time to do some housecleaning and decluttering, both physically and spiritually. Making our homes more comfortable makes us relaxed, and we should view our homes as our sanctuaries. Within our sanctuaries, we can take time during the stillness of winter to look at what we feel about ourselves, the world, and the relationships that we are in (and Jupiter in retrograde will really make this more apparent this year!). What do you need to purge from your life? Are there any negative relationships or friendships that are holding you back? And what do you need to heal within yourself? So many of us are our own worst critics, and we allow for our own negative thoughts, as well as negative words from others, to drive our lives. We all need to find the flame within ourselves and speak our Truth, without toxic people or negative words. Find what inspires you and do it! Creativity is a driving force of what makes us human, and we do not allow ourselves enough of our time to create the things that make us happy!
 
If you have not seen on my Andarta Facebook page, I have some new classes going: next Wednesday will start my Tarot 101 class, and February 11 and 12 will be a weekend intensive Shamanic Elemental Workshop. I have many other classes listed on my FB page, so feel free to ask me anything about them. As the office was getting low on oils, I have filled many bottles and stocked the office again this weekend (including my wonderful Love oil, just in time for Valentines day)! You can find my anointing oil listings on my wordpress website.
 
I hope you all have a very blessed Imbolc, as well as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!
Blessings,
Andarta

February 2017

Greetings everyone, I hope that you all are well and having a Fabulous February thus far! I don’t know about all of you, but those of us in the Rockies are experiencing an unusually warm February, and I hope we get some snow soon!
 
First, we look to the Sky: we just had a Full moon with an eclipse last Friday, and that is also the night that a comet came into orbit. This comet will be visible until February 28th. It is called the green Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, but don’t feel disappointed if you have not seen it, for it is not visible with the naked eye, or even with regular binoculars. The fact that it is green is a very good sign in that it brings about healing and prosperity! Here is a link to see some pictures from fancy telescopes: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/comet-45phonda-mrkos-pajdusakova-new-years-eve . Jupiter went retrograde on February 06, and will continue to be in retrograde until June 9th. This also brings about growth and happiness, luck and wealth! Sunday, February 26th is going to be very important, for it is both a Solar Eclipse AND the New Moon in Pisces! A Solar Eclipse represents the ending of a phase and the beginning of a new, and the New Moon is all about new beginnings, so if you do any energy work, that Sunday would be a really good time to focus on a new phase in your life. You may feel more sensitive during this time because of the watery Pisces, but don’t ignore your feelings about this new beginning–embrace it! And then Venus goes retrograde on March 04 and stays until April 15th. This brings about instant attraction and whirlwind romances which may not last. BUT also during this time, you may indeed find true love during these 6 weeks–just note, there may be hardships to overcome which actually signals fated love. The most important thing to focus on during this time is actually self-love and patience, unless you want to have some very short-term, HOT encounters, in which case, have fun! (just be safe, please!)
 
Next, we look to the Land: I usually look at the actual dirt, living beings, or water when talking about the Land, but as we are going to be jumping into Spring soon, I actually wanted to look at Air. While air may not seem part of the land,  it is actually vital to everything on this planet (try holding your breath for as long as you can–you will appreciate air really soon!). Air allows us all to breathe the oxygen the trees make, it carries clouds that bring the rain, and it also carries seeds to pollinate plants in other areas. Air in the metaphysical sense is the fastest element, and it represents learning and wisdom, new ideas, and new beginnings. We all tend to take for granted the air around us because we just don’t see it, but it is just as important to us as the other elements. If we can learn anything about air, looking at the industrial age of the Victorian period shows us how putting contaminants in the air from human production and consumption not only made breathing difficult or impossible for everyone, it also stained the buildings black and brown. One thing that I have learned from teaching meditation for years is that adults do not breathe right! Most people have shallow breaths, which moves the shoulders up and down. Think of how babies breathe–their shoulders do not move up and down, but instead, their bellies move in and out. This is breathing correctly, from the diaphragm. This allows your body to receive a lot more air than the shallow breaths from the shoulders. Any type of meditation allows us to slow down and focus on this, but we need to try to breathe like this in our daily lives. This will allow you to slow down your heart rate, and it calms you immensely. 
 
Finally, we look Within: We recently had Imbolc pass us, which was February 1, and this was a sabbat which focusing on purification and creativity. In the next month, really look within yourself during this last part of Winter. What do you want to grow within yourself when Spring comes about? What shadows are you ignoring, hoping desperately for the light to come back so you can ignore any dark aspects of yourself? Dark does not mean evil, just as light does not mean good (a modern concept which is entirely too simplistic, and one that human kind cannot fit our complex selves into this box). We have many positive opportunities coming up (and currently happening), between a comet, solar eclipse, a new moon, and two planets in retrograde, but it is all up to us to utilize these energies. All of these things make for energies which bring about prosperity, new beginnings, and even new love, but if we allow our negative energies to surround and control us, then we won’t see many positive results at all. We all need to be more mindful of the energy that we put out into the world, for it also brings about our own karma–make sure you are creating positive karma for yourself!
 
I have several classes coming up, including Healing Magick on Sunday, February 26th (New Moon and Solar Eclipse energies to help heal!!! Holy cow, maybe I schedule my classes around the moon cycles!), where we look at different aspects of magickal healing, such as reiki and aura healing. If you were interested in the Magickal Elemental Workshop last weekend but could not make it, I have scheduled another one for April 8th and 9th. And I will be having a $1.50 a minute readings on Monday, March 20th in celebration of Ostara, as well as the one year anniversary of Psychic Healers of Avalon (wow, one year already! Thank you all so much for the support!)! Make sure to check out all of my events on my Andarta Facebook page, or you can email me to get the full list.
 
Many blessings,
Andarta

March 2017

Greetings and Happy March to all of you! I hope your almost springtime is not being too harsh. I know that things are crazy right now for most of us in the United States, with the East coast getting slammed with so much snow, and here in the Rockies, we are so warm and lacking in rain or snow that we keep battling fires. I hope we all can find some balance for the weather at the Equinox next week!

 
First,  we look to the Sky: Well, prepare yourself for some interesting times ahead. Two planets that are still in retrograde right now are Venus (hot affairs that amount to nothing or relationships that are dwelling on the past too much), and Jupiter (short spurts of money and luck- – not nearly as bad! ). Venus goes direct on April 15th, and Jupiter until June 9th. On April 5th, Saturn goes retrograde, making us examine authority, boundaries,  rules, and organization more. You can work with the Saturn retrograde energy if you just buckle down and work hard, but many people are going to be trying to buck the system. And then everyone’s favorite: Mercury goes retrograde between April 9th to May 3rd. Just make sure to work hard at having people understand you better (talk in person or over the phone, rather than text or emails), and just do your best with the electronics…The Dark moon is on March 26th (a good time for banishing), and the New Moon in Aries makes things a bit firey on March 27th. The Libra Full Moon is on April 11th, so seek some balanced energies at this time.
 
Next, we look to the Land: I want to write about Insects and their importance to us as humans and the land that we all live upon. Unfortunately I do not have the space to examine all insects and their meanings, but I encourage you to pay more attention to the bugs around you- – they may be a totem or animal guide for you! Spiders are the Weavers- – they show us how to create things, how to weave our own date, and even to balance the past with the future. Plus they are very helpful at capturing harmful or annoying bugs, such as hornets and flies. Butterflies have always been seen in many cultures as the perfect example of Transformation and shapeshifting. They embody color and joy in simply being. And Bees are so important to the Land- – they make our food grow by their pollination. They represent the Goddess and community, yet unfortunately they are threatened of even existing!  When it is safe for you to plant things in your area, plant wildflowers for the bees- – the entire human race and land honestly need them to exist!
 
Finally, we look Within ourselves:  next Monday, March 20th is Ostara, or the Spring Equinox. This is one of two days of the year that day and night are equal. Look within yourself at this time to see what it is that need a balancing in your life.  It is also time to start metaphorically planting the things that we want to grow in our own lives. What do you want to grow within yourself? Self- esteem? Wisdom? Love? Strength? You have a few days yet to think on these questions, and on Monday if you are able, light a candle that represents this new aspect of yourself that need a growing.
 
Monday is not only Ostara, a very important for me, it also is the year anniversary of the Psychic Healers of Avalon! I will be doing in- person readings only that evening, but it will be $1.50 a minute! This is first come, first served, and I take cash or credit with a small surcharge. I will be closing the business on Saturday, April 1st to take my daughter to the Orpheus Pagan Concert in downtown Denver- – I invite all of you that are local to join us and show our support!  And I am having another weekend intensive on April 8th and 9th- – the Magickal Elemental Workshop will be a 10 hour workshop divided between those two days, where we look at Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Message or email me to reserve your spot for $100, or pay at the door $120.
 
Many spring blessings to you all,
Andarta

April 2017

Happy April, everyone! I hope you all are prospering and thriving during this time of Spring! So many things are shifting in our society, as well as within our lands, that we all have to focus and make sure we are grounded and centered within ourselves. Take extra care of yourself: make sure you are eating correctly and enough, as well as sleeping, for people who are sleep-deprived make poor choices throughout their daily life.
 
First, we look to the Sky: Today marks the day that Venus goes direct, so love matter should hopefully settle down for everyone soon. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury are still in retrograde, and these all affect the ways that we function in society, communicate, and experiencing luck in our lives (the one everyone asks about–Mercury–will go direct on 5/3, so commence with major business ventures and communication skills after this point). On April 20th, Pluto goes retrograde until September 28th, and this is the planet of the Underworld and even past life issues, and as it will be in retrograde during Jupiter’s retrograde, this is a time of internal searching and uncovering of issues that relate to greed, faith, and ideology. We need this time to examine these aspects of ourselves (and our society?!?), in order to allow a transformation to unfold within us later this year. We need to purge anything that pollute our mind, body, and spirit. The New Moon on 4/26 is in Taurus, and as we enter the realm of Taurus, this bring about much grounding that many of us need in new beginnings. The Full Moon on 5/10 is in Scorpio, and this brings about a completion to many things we are currently working on.
 
Next, we look to the Land: I want to focus on the food that is grown upon our lands for this month. In our modern society, full of convenience and easy food, we have become so disconnected to the food that we eat, that we take food for granted. Have you or do you grow any food of your own? Have you ever visited a local farm? Do you cook the majority of the food you eat from scratch, or is it mostly pre-made and processed? It is amazing how controversial food can actually be in our society, for it triggers many issues, including politics, economics, and social class. Yet food that is grown from the land should be a continual process of energy, where the plant that was once in the ground continues its energy by nourishing us. And then we get into moral issues of whether to eat meat or not. I am not making a judgement call on anyone’s choices of the foods that they eat, or even how much money they make, as to the quality of food that they eat. I do like to discuss food in my Household Magick class, for included in that discussion is Magickal cooking–the continuation of energy from the grown plant, to utilizing the energy of that plant and charge it with magick before consuming the food. It is even more powerful when the plant has been grown yourself, for you are already connected to it by the energy of growing it. Take some time in the next week to see if you are eating how and what you should–it is amazing how diet (as in the foods we eat, not watching calories) can really alter one’s mood, body, and overall health!
 
Finally, we look Within: In a couple of weeks, us pagans celebrate Beltaine, May 1st. This was an ancient fertility rite that was a celebration of life. Sexuality is also a difficult topic in our society, for there are so many views of what even defines sexuality. Nudity is often equated to sexuality by many in our society, and yet you simply have to look at ancient sculptures and paintings to see that this was not always the case (even classical paintings are often flagged on Facebook for nudity! and breastfeeding as controversial–don’t get me started on that craziness!). Then we get into the topic of hetero and homosexuality, as well as bisexuality, pansexuality, and transexuality. Some people want to control others over whom they are allowed to love, and yet, once again, if we look to the ancients, we see that this is merely a modern viewpoint, not a human trait. It is just my opinion, but if our society spent all of the energy on worrying about sex and shifted it to how to feed everyone instead, that many problems would be solved! So, love whomever you want, and love yourself for whatever sexuality you identify as–each lifetime is too short, and there is no such thing as too much love, especially at Beltaine!
 
Speaking of Beltaine, I will be closing the office that evening, May 1st, as well as on Mother’s Day, May 14th. I always enjoy teaching the Faerie Magick class, which will be on April 30th this month, and it is perfect timing for honoring the Fae at Beltaine! I will have my Advanced Astral travel class on April 29th for those who took the Shielding and Aura Magick class in the past. And I have my Animal Magick class on Earth day, April 22nd in honor of the Mother Earth and Her creatures–come join me and discover your animal guides and totems! Contact me for setting up any readings!
 
Many loving blessings,
Andarta

May 2017

Happy May, everyone! I hope that you all are doing well and enjoying this nice weather we have been having (minus the hail!)! As we are approaching summer, and this is the light half of the year, I am sure you all are experiencing many social events–make sure not to over-Do it, as we all need some down time from others in order to recharge.

First, we look to the sky: we have three planets still in retrograde- -Jupiter (only until 6/9), Saturn, and Pluto.  Really try to remember your dreams as best you can, even keeping a journal next to your bed so that you can jot things down as soon as you wake. This is an intense time for dreams, specifically messages from your Guides, so pay attention! The dark moon is on Wednesday the 24th of May, and the New Moon is in Gemini, right after the Sun changes to Gemini on May 20th. So expect lots of movement and new ideas during the next couple of weeks with this Air sign in play. The Full Moon is in Sagittarius on Friday June 9th, and there may be a few setbacks concerning completions because of Saturn in retrograde. Just keep plugging along with your Full Moon work and hope that the last bit of Jupiter’s retrograde good luck stays with you on that night, as it goes direct the next day.
 
Next, we look to the land: some of you may be aware of the beautiful white wolf that was so popular in Yellowstone National Park was killed, and I want to focus on wolves of the land this month. Wolves have been slaughtered for a few centuries because of human fears, as well as humans trying to protect their livestock. What many people do not realize is that, because of the decrease in predators, wolves being a major target, we then have the overpopulation of prey animals. The predators are vital to the life cycle on this land. So now people have to worry about hitting deer and other prey animals with their cars, which can be just as dangerous to the humans in the car as the animal being hit. Viewing animals as pawns or things to be “removed” for the betterment of people actually creates an imbalance in nature, and this imbalance will only bring about negative consequences for humans. I think we all should send some healing to the wolves of the lands, to protect and heal them from getting hurt or killed (especially while sleeping in their dens!!!!!)
 
Finally, we look Within: as we have more and more social time because of the nice weather, we need to look at our triggers concerning social events. How do you react to people who think differently from you? I am sure a face to face discussion will be drastically different from any online discussions, where people are “safe” and can hide behind their computers at home. Do you enjoy being around other people? Do you feed off of other peoples’ energies? Do you know your aura boundaries? Take some time to reflect on these questions, and if you are realizing that you can be drastically affected by people’s negative energy,  then you need to learn how to shield yourself from them. You can get books on this or even take a class (I have a Shielding and Aura Magick class specifically for this). Knowing your boundaries is very important for your relationships, as well as your workplace.
 
I have a new class that will begin on Saturday, May 27th, that is called Guardians of the Forest. This class is going to be a hands-on class, where we will go to different local parks and learn to work with the land and animal energies there. If you are interested, message me.  And always let me know if you want to set up a reading, either in person or over the phone.
 
Many blessings,
Andarta

June 2017

Greetings everyone! I hope that you all are having some amazing summer experiences already, and if you have children who are out of school, that you can enjoy the time you have with them. There are many interesting, and some rather disturbing astrological events coming up, so let’s get to it!

First, we look to the Sky: We have two planets currently in retrograde, which are Saturn (holding onto the bars while going up and down on this karmic rollercoaster, as well as having time really fluctuate between past, present, and future) and Pluto (great opportunities present themselves, but there are many obstacles to get to them, as well as fears of letting go and past life issues cropping up). This Friday, June 16, Neptune joins the retrograde gang–this means that everyone is going to feel more sensitive, sometimes romantic, vulnerable, and suspicious. With the current tensions in our country and abroad, this does not bode well for international relations, and even pushes for religious persecution and paranoia of “others.” And this retrograde will last until the end of November, so I think we all need to be more aware of our own words, actions, and interactions with others, just to try and keep the peace as best as we can. Midsummer, or the Summer Solstice is next Wednesday, June 21st, and this is the longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The moons are also going to be messing with our emotions this next month: The New Moon on June 23rd in Cancer, and this will have a lot more energy than the usual New Moon–it will incite energy, anger, sex, and war (those of you who work with the War and Love Goddesses will absolutely feel this energy), and our patience will be tested when usually it is a calmer energy. And then the Full Moon on July 9th will be in Capricorn, and the Sun and Moon will be opposite, as well as Pluto and Mars. So this will bring about intense, out of control energy, which may bring about violence and threats. So please just do the best you can with staying as calm and center in the next month because of all of these astrological zingers!
 
Next, we look to the Land: I feel it is important, when looking at the energies of the land, that I address global warming. I am not sure about any of you, but I have noticed how much hotter this year has been (we barely had a winter this past year), and it doesn’t look like it will be cooling off anytime soon. With Earth’s core temperature rising each year because of humans, we are looking at sea levels rising, longer and more damaging wildfires, intense heat waves, heavier precipitations and floodings, and increased air pollution, which will make people with allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems a major health concern. These are such huge issues that we individuals can feel so overwhelmed with them, and the feeling of helplessness and vulnerability can overcome us (yay, Neptune retrograde), making us just give up and ignore these issues. I think the best thing for all of us to do is to just do the best that we each can–drive less, recycle, use less, eat better, and also do whatever we can to support any science being done to try and stop global warming. The more we connect with nature, the more we will notice how our own emotions are being affected by what is happening in the land. While some may actually ask why we would want to do this to ourselves, I personally feel that if I just stick my head in the sand, I am just adding to the problem. Ground and center, ground and center!
 
And finally, we look Within: As Midsummer is next week, this is a fantastic time to look at balance within your own life, specifically how you interact with other people. We are in the light half of the year right now (Midsummer actually begins the dark half, but we really do not notice this until Fall), and therefore, we are outside of our homes, interacting with others more. Oftentimes, people have conflicts with others because they think the other person or people are completely opposite of them. Yet, people can really be mirrors of ourselves, and the people who seem to push our buttons really are more like us than we would like to admit. Also look at the activities that you do outside during this warm weather–do you do so in silence, or do you have to have music blaring in your ears? Do you keep yourself indoors because of the computer or TV? How much fresh air do you actually get? Are you growing plants at all that you may have planted back at Ostara? And finally, do you rely on people so much to make you feel better, than you avoid being alone? Ponder these questions as we get closer to Litha (Midsummer).
 
I am looking forward to the 4th of July week, for I will be in Houston, Texas! July 1st and 2nd, I will be at the metaphysical store Pixie’s Intent, where I look forward to meeting new friends and clients. July 1st, I will be teaching a couple of classes and available for readings, and July 2nd, I will be one of the readers at their psychic fair. Here is the website, if you are in the area: Pixie’s Intent Home Page – Oils, Stones, Jewelry, Magic and More….
 
 
When I get back to Denver, I will be immediately doing the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 7th on Tennyson Street in front of the Lapis Gallery. I have openings for my Magickal Elemental Workshop, which will be Saturday, July 15th from 11-5 and Sunday, July 16th from 12-4. This is a 10 hour workshop on the five elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, and if you pre-register, it is $100, or $120 at the door. Check out my others classes that I have going on that are posted on my Andarta Facebook page. Stay cool, both temperature and emotion-wise!
 
Many summer blessings,
Andarta

July 2017

Greetings everyone, I hope your Midsummer went swimmingly, and you all are surviving this summer heat! I want to thank everyone in Houston whom I met the first weekend in July at Pixie’s Intent! I had such a great turn out for my Basic Crystal class, Past Life Regression Workshop, as well as the Psychic Fair the next day–I look forward to visiting you all again! And the very next day, I met more cool people at the First Friday Art Walk on Tennyson street here in Denver–it has been a fabulous few weeks of socializing! Without further ado, I will get to the examination of the next month (all I can say is, brace yourself, folks, for it is about to get a tad crazy!)
 
First, we look to the sky: We still are under the influence of three planets in retrograde, and we are about to get two more to join them. Saturn is in retrograde from April 6-August 25th, and this is Karma being sorted out; Pluto went into retrograde on April 20th and will continue until September 28th, and this is giving us great chances for improvement with having to overcome major obstacles; and Neptune has been in retrograde from June 16th and will continue until November 22, which makes all of us extra sensitive and emotional. On August 3rd, Uranus will go into retrograde until January 2nd 2018, and this brings to the surface any fears and anxieties, while enhancing any psychotic and neurotic behaviors. And finally, the infamous Mercury goes retrograde on August 12th until September 5th–this not only brings about any challenges with communication and technology, this one in particular brings about communication break downs in romantic relationships because of it’s influence with Venus at this time. So, that is the retrograde planets giving us time and space to learn (or hide!), and then we get to the moon and sun phases. On August 7th, we will not only have the full moon, but we have a partial lunar eclipse that night. This Full Moon Eclipse will emphasize relationships of all kinds, and it can either have the negative energies of selfishness and ruthlessness, or happiness and success–it really depends upon the energy and focus you put out that night. So make sure you are sending out positive! The next day is 8/08, which is also called the Lion’s Gate–this is a portal that opens up every year on this date that connects the spiritual realm with the physical, and this is a big influx of energy, especially following a Full Moon Eclipse! And I am going to skip ahead past where I usually stop (the 15th of the month) to just point out that exactly two weeks after the Full Moon Eclipse, on August 21st, there will be the New Moon with a Total Solar Eclipse. This parallel portals of eclipses happened back in February of this year (if you all recall my newsletter back then), and this is very rare to not only have one pair of eclipses in a month, but two pairs in a year! This brings about great changes in our society!
 
Next, we look to the land: As there was a bear attack recently here in Colorado, and the Day of the Bear was two days ago, I figured this would be a good time to examine the Bear energy. Some of you may know that the Bear is my totem, so this animal is very sacred to me. The bear is the defender, as well as the healer, and there were Bear “cults” (I don’t like that word, but whatever) all around the world in all different cultures. Here in the Rocky Mountains, us humans occasionally encounter a bear, and yet, bears are becoming more and more endangered. The slaughter of hundreds of black bears in Florida back in 2015 caused such an uproar that it is banned from being hunted until 2019. Polar bears are dying because the polar caps are melting, making it hard for them to hunt and having greater distances to swim, resulting in drowning. And the grizzly bears vary in status, except for the California grizzly, which is completely extinct now. Calling on the great Bear in times of need can bring you great strength, and if you are needing healing, the bear is known for their special ability of having anti-bacterial saliva that heals their wounds (the dog is the only other animal that has this ability). And we all know about the protective power of the bear, especially the mother bear defending her cubs. She will stand down a male bear that can be over 500 pounds heavier than her because he knows that she will fight to the death. Here is a link to a video about the Day of the Bear that is celebrated in Finland, and is special to me because my patron Goddess is Mielikki: Finnish Pagan Holidays: Day of the Bear
 
 
And finally, we look within: Although there may be many crazy energetics coming our way because of all of the planets, moon phases, and eclipses, we also are approaching a very special time for us pagans: Lammas, or Lughnassa, which is August 1st. This is the ancient first harvest that our ancestors would celebrate. This is the time of year that the tribes would gather, trade, feast, and have many games before we start getting to the cold times of the year. The highland games are modern traces of the Lammas games that would take place when the various tribes would gather. Couples would also have handfastings at this time, so that they can spend a year and a day together during the cold time of year, and see if they were a good fit for each other (check out the article I was interviewed for concerning modern handfastings: A look at wedding traditions – Colorado Community Media .
 
 
This sabbat has us look at how we interact with others: do you rely on others to be happy? Do you have a difficult time socializing? If so, why? What are some ways that you can have boundaries set up while being around others? I have a class that can help people who are empaths–Sunday, July 30th is my next Shielding and Aura Magick class at 2:30-4:30.
 
And speaking of Tribal gatherings, Psychic Healers of Avalon will be closed the week of July 31st-August 3rd because I will be camping with my coven sisters and their families (Tribe!!!) for Lammas up in the mountains. We have been gathering for Lammas for many years now, and I look forward to seeing my extended chosen family. And I won’t be back in the office until Monday, August 7th, because I will be doing readings at the Myths and Legends Convention here in Northglenn from August 4th-6th (I believe this is my third year?!?! I am so excited!). So if you are needing a reading, set up an appointment by July 30th.
 
I will be changing and adding hours in the office starting on Monday, August 7th: Mondays and Wednesdays, I will have daytime hours! I will be in the office from 10 am- 1pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will have evening hours from 6-9pm. And Saturdays, I will be doing readings and classes between 10 am- 5 pm. I will be closed Fridays (except for conventions and First Friday Art walks, which are out of the office anyway), and Sundays. So, I will be in the office Monday-Thursday and Saturdays. I am so excited for my new schedule, for I will have more hours in there, and I will have some day time hours that I know many of you preferred during the week. Just message me if you want to schedule something during these new hours! And I will be changing the hours on my Facebook pages once we get to August.
 
I believe those are all of the announcements and spiritual news! Have a fantastic Lammas and just make sure to keep grounded during these various astrological events. Make sure to check my calendar page on my Andarta Facebook page!
 
Blessings,
Andarta

August 2017

Greetings, everyone! I hope your August has been productive, and your Lammas bountiful! I had such a wonderful time with my Tribe camping up in the mountains for Lammas, and we have been blessed with cooler weather since then! I also had a fantastic time at the Myths and Legends Convention, where I met more cool peeps and reunited with ones I had met at previous ones. Without furthering ado, I shall get to the energies of this month.
 
First, we look to the sky: We are now at a time where five planets are in retrograde, so things may seem a little intense right now. Saturn (time blurs between past, present, and future, karmic rollercoster, and lack of self-discipline), Pluto (the Underworld and past-life issues), and Neptune (foretelling and just off the chain dreams, as well as emotional issues surfacing) have been in retrograde for a few months. Now Uranus went retrograde on August 3rd and will be retrograde until January 2, 2018, and this bring to the surface fears and anxiety, psychotic and neurotic behaviors, and Mercury went retrograde this past Saturday, August 12th and will go until September 5th, which affects technology, communication, and even travel plans. We just had the full moon with a partial lunar eclipse last week, and everybody knows about the solar eclipse next Monday, August 21st. (Here is some information on the eclipse: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map). Here in Denver, they have been planning for the traffic during this time for the past few months, as everyone will be going north to see it in total eclipse mode. Not only is this a total solar eclipse, but it is also the New Moon. So any new beginnings that you are needing in your life would get a great push because not only will you have the four weeks of New Moon energy to push it through, you also will have the Solar Eclipse, which is all about ending one cycle to start another (and this energy lasts for six months!). Just make sure your wording is precise, in order to avoid any problems with the five planets in retrograde, especially Mercury! And the full moon, which is the Corn Moon in September, is on September 6th, and this energy is about reaping the benefits of your hard work. So we have lots of energies, good and bad, and intensely strong, to get through in the next couple of weeks. Just make sure to maintain any grounding you do, meditate, and make sure the words you speak are thought out first.
 
 
 
Next, we look to the land: Back in December’s newsletter, I looked at the basic meanings and energies of water, and now I want to look at a couple of specific actions that I do concerning water. Whenever I am hiking in the mountains, I take a couple of clean, empty bottles to collect water from any water source I may walk by. This could be a pond, a rushing river, or even a spring, and I always make sure to leave an offering that is biodegradable, such as fruit that would not be harmful to any of the animals, dried flowers, or even a crystal. Making an exchange of energies with the land and water spirits, and honoring Them, rather than just taking, is very important to become more in touch with nature and your guides. I use this water for different things, and I always make sure to label the bottle. I use the water in any rituals I may perform, I purify my home with it, and I even give a small offering to my trees and plants at my home, connecting the land and waters. I have found over time that any magick I perform with this water I collect myself, rather than just water from my tap or bottled water, make the energy much more powerful. The other thing I do on a daily basis with water is that I make gem water and drink it. *you need to make sure that the crystal you are using is not toxic nor dissolveable–there are some great books like “Gem Water,” which tells you which crystals are safe to put in water*. The night before, I put a crystal, such as amethyst or rose quartz, which contains the energies that I want to strengthen within myself, in a glass and fill it with filtered water. The next morning, I drink the water, calling on the energies of water and earth to assist me that day. These are two simple things that you can do to connect more with the land. I cover this and much more in my Magickal Elemental Workshop, if you are interested.
 
Finally, we look within: In last month’s newsletter, I looked at Lammas, the first harvest, and how the Tribes would gather for feasting, trading, and marriages. I want to focus more on this holiday and time of year, specifically the gaming and fighting aspects of these Tribal gatherings. Summertime is the perfect time for war, if there is ever a perfect time for it. This is because of the warmer weather, making it easier for tribes and troops to move from one place to the next. When the tribes were not fighting during the summer, they would gather and have competitions, which would show the fighting skills of their warriors. Summertime is also the warmest time of the year, and when the heat is on, the tempers flare. We all have been feeling and seeing escalating violence and anger within our world lately, and I think it is a combination of the time of year, all of the crazy energies of the planets and stars which influence everyone including those in power, and lack of grounding. The horrible actions on Saturday which resulted in the death of one woman and 19 others injured is an example of this. I think just being aware of all of these energies is a step in the right direction, but we also need to keep our own energies in check. Allowing hatred, anger, and other negative energies to control us will only lead us down a destructive path. Ignoring our anger is not healthy at all, but we also cannot allow it to be expressed in a way that it hurts another. If you do not meditate, I suggest that you try (I have a class that teaches people the basics). If you do meditate, make sure that you are doing it more than usual during these next couple of weeks. It is time to harvest the spiritual growth that you have been working on since Spring!
 
I actually will be heading back to Houston in September! I will be at Pixie’s Intent again on Friday, September 15th and Sunday, September 17th–check my Andarta Facebook page for the specifics when I get everything ironed out! I will be attending the First Friday Art Walk on Tennyson on September 1st, and when I get back from Houston, I have my Magickal Elemental Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd from 11-5 and Sunday the 24th from 12-4. This is a 10 hour workshop on working with Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. If you pre-register by Thursday, September 21st, the cost is $100, and it is $120 at the door. All of my other classes are posted on my Andarta page on Facebook, and feel free to message me any questions you may have!
 
Blessings,
Andarta

September 2017

Happy September, everyone! I hope that all of you are doing well–I know that many of you have been affected by either hurricanes Harvey or Irma in some way, and I hope that you are safe and healthy. I was actually supposed to be in Houston today through Sunday, but I had to change my travel plans to December because of how much Harvey had affected Houston. You all are in my thoughts–stay strong!
 
First, we look to the sky: I hope that things are feeling a little more settled, now that we are down to just three planets in retrograde (wow, did that Mercury retrograde mess things up for me just about every single day during that time!). Pluto will only be retrograde until September 28th, and this brings up Underworld issues, as well as making people examine more in-depth their ideological views and even their own faith. Neptune will be retrograde until November 22nd, and this brings about intense dreams, makes us more emotional (both positive and negative emotions!), and can even instill suspicion of others within us. And Uranus is retrograde until January 02, 2018, and this enhances mental illnesses, fears, and anxieties (and combined with Neptune retrograde, these energies have been very challenging!). The New Moon in Virgo will be next Wednesday, September 20th, and this is actually a minor continuation of the changing energies within all of us that was sparked by the Solar Eclipse on August 21st. This new moon will bring up some old love wounds, having us face our past, in order to heal and move on. The Full Moon will be on Thursday, October 5th, and I have found some arguments as to whether this is the Harvest, Hunter, or Blood moon, depending upon whether you are looking at the Native American, Celtic, or Neo-Pagan sites. Either way, this full moon, which is the first full moon right after the Autumn Equinox, seems brighter and rises 20-30 minutes later than usual, which would give our Ancestors more time to prepare for winter. And the Autumn Equinox is next Friday, September 22nd, which is the beginning of Autumn (yay for pumpkin everything, fall leaves, and sweater weather!).
 
Next, we look to the land: Well, where do I start? Hurricanes have been destroying homes and killing people in both North America and South Asia, a huge earthquake hit Mexico, and fires are burning through Montana, California, Oregon, and Idaho. It seems that the past few weeks have been non-stop natural disasters, and it is so overwhelming for all of us. I have written in previous newsletters about global warming, as well as the powerful, and sometimes destructive aspects of the different elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I think the past few weeks have been a wake-up call to some concerning these issues, while others are trying to use these natural disasters to fit their own political or religious agendas, making even more tension between people. It may not seem like it would amount to anything, but I really feel that if we each took a bit of time to examine our own connection with the Earth, that this would make a difference in this world. How much time to you spend outside? Praying/meditating/sending energy to the Earth? Then we look to recycling and activism–do you help clean up your neighborhood or area? Do you use public transportation or carpooling if it is in your area? Do you try to reuse rather than buy new? Are you aware of any fracking or other destructive actions against the Earth in your city or area? And then we can look to our political realm and see how our voices may be heard–can you do anything to change the political realm in your area that would be more eco-friendly? We all are human, and none of us are perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Do what you can. But really see what you CAN do. And then there are things that maybe you can do but should not–just because a new piece of furniture or clothing item catches your eye, and you have the money for it, SHOULD you buy it when you do not really need it? The American society is the most materialistic society that consumes and does not replace, and this in turn breeds destruction of our Mother Earth.
 
Finally, we look within: As I had mentioned previously, the Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, is next week. This is the second harvest, and fruits such as the apple are ready to be harvested. This Equinox is the polar opposite of the Spring Equinox, where we plant the “seeds” we wish to grow within ourselves. Now is the time to look at what we have produced since Spring. We are getting closer to the darkness: the days are growing shorter and shorter, and we are settling down ever so slightly within our own abode. We still have preparations to make, things to gather, people to see, before we go within completely. How have you changed since Spring? What aspects of yourself do you need to heal since we have been in the light and have been around so many people? Have you become more particular about with whom you spend your time? What spiritual growth have you experienced? Reflect on these questions as we get closer to cooler weather and darker nights.
 
I have some exciting classes and events coming up that you all may be interested in: the weekend after the Autumn Equinox (September 23-24th), I have my Magickal Elemental Workshop, which is a 10 hour workshop on Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. This costs $100 in advance or $120 at the door, and we are in workshop on Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday 12-4. I also have a Ghost Walk on October 21st in downtown Denver, which will be at four different known haunted places. I have 12 spots left for those who want to go to all four locations (each person is $20), but there is no limit for the last two locations ($10 per person). You can check out the extensive discussions I have had with the 600+ people who are interested on my Facebook page.
 
Many Autumn blessings to you all,
Andarta

October 2017

Greetings everyone! I hope your Autumn is bringing some relief from the heat of summer, and you are enjoying all of the activities involved with October! I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone that have been affected by the shooting in Las Vegas, as well as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. With such tragedies, we need to come together to support each other and help to heal this land and the people. Without further ado, we shall get to the details of the next month.
 
First, we look to the sky: We are down to three planets being in retrograde right now, and one is about to end, so hopefully things will be a little more calm for all of us. It really has been an intense few months, between all of the astrological influences, as well as the land energies affecting everyone. Pluto will go direct on September 28th, so this time of internal examination of our ideology and religious beliefs will be coming to an end soon. Neptune is also in retrograde until 11/22/17, and this is making everyone extra emotional and sensitive. And Uranus will unfortunately stay retrograde until January 2nd, and this is what is causing so many problems, for it heightens fears and anxieties, and brings out psychotic and neurotic behaviors. BUT our new moon and full moon look to be very positive for the first time in quite a while! The New Moon in Libra will be on Thursday, October 19th, and this new moon will be affected by the stars Spica and Arcturus, which are considered to bring great fortune and opportunities. You need to make sure to be open-minded and not force things to move too quickly, or you can turn your luck sour, but this new moon is a great time for new relationships of all kinds. And the Full Moon in Taurus will be on Saturday, November 4th, and this moon will be greatly influenced by Neptune and Venus. This will bring about deep spiritual romantic love, and with the Taurus energy, it helps to end positive, artistic projects. So, while we are trying to get through the rest of the negative attributes of Uranus in retrograde, we all have great opportunities for positive relationships and experiences with the new and full moons.
 
Next, we look to the land: We always speak of the magic of life and birth, and yet we usually do not equate magic with death and decay. Our society views decay as gross and negative, often feared because of the darkness of the matter. And yet we cannot have the magic of life and birth without death and decay, and this time of year shows all of us the positive darkness of this land. The decay within our natural world brings about nutrients from both the plant and animal matter. Leaves and branches fall to the ground and start to rot, and it depends upon the level of moisture as to how long it takes for this process. The decaying leaves and branches are eaten by detritivores, or feeders of dead and decaying matter, such as beetles, snails, flies, and fungi. These detritivores are then eaten by other bugs, birds, and animals, continuing the cycle of life. The nutrients of the plant life also goes back into the soil, allowing for other plants to grow. As far as decaying animals, whatever is not eaten by scavengers decomposes in a five step process. Flies lay eggs in the carcass, bacteria causes gases to swell the carcass, which then breaks open to allow the flies to escape. This also draws bees, wasps, and beetles to feed on the fly larvae. And the bones and hair are eventually consumed by such animals as mice and voles for the calcium, which are then consumed by larger predators. Both plant and animal decay provide nutrients for future plants and animals to survive, yet our society does not respect or even understand how this can be magic. The continual cycle of life, death, and rebirth really do rely on death and decay, so while you are strolling along your street and kick around the leaves on the ground, give honor to the land by seeing how important this process is to all of us.
 
And finally, we look within: As we near Samhain (October 31st), we give honor to our Ancestors and loved ones who have crossed over. Us pagans create Ancestor altars at this time of year, and we put pictures and objects of these loved ones onto the altar (even our fur babies who have died since the past Samhain). The veils are thin at this time of year, so this is why spirits are easier to see and communicate with (and hence Halloween came about, where children dressed as ghosts and other spirits). Some of us even have Ancestor feasts, where we cook a great meal, and make sure to put the best items on a plate for our Ancestors (you can put this on your altar overnight). We also are entering the time of descending into the darkness–we have been doing so since Midsummer, but it is more apparent in our lives during this time. As we face the dark half of the year, we also look within ourselves. What do we fear? What do we hate about ourselves? And most importantly–why? Make sure to spend some time alone in the next few weeks to contemplate these questions. We all have a dark self, just as much as a light self. This does not mean good and evil, but instead, what are the aspects of ourselves that are based on fear and reaction to situations we have encountered? Once we start to honor our dark self, and see how it can work in a positive way with our light self, then we can feel more balanced.
 
I have so many exciting events coming up within the next month! I have been simply blown away by the large amount of people who are interested in my Ghost Walk, and I felt bad having to put a cap on the amount of people I can bring around downtown Denver to experience the various spirits there. I will make sure to schedule more days for Ghost Walks in the future! I am super stoked to be going to Atlanta, Georgia and doing readings and classes at the Phoenix & Dragon the last weekend in October. I will be unavailable for readings on Monday, October 30th because of coming back from Atlanta, as well as Tuesday, October 31st, in order to take my daughter trick or treating. I have my Past Life Regression Workshop on Saturday, November 4th at 2:30, so if you have never uncovered any information about any of your past lives, you will want to attend! The cost is $25 per person, and you are welcome to bring your own pillow and blanket for meditation, as well as a journal. And I am looking forward to the Athena Festival on Sunday, November 12th from 11-5–this will be at the Ramada Inn on 120th Avenue, right off of I25. I will be one of the readers there, so make sure to stop by! And of course, if you are wanting a reading, just email or call me at 580-430-1015 to see what I have available.
 
Many Samhain blessings,
Andarta

November 2017

Greetings everyone, I hope your November has been as calm as can be thus far! I had such an amazing time in Atlanta, GA, and I met such awesome people while doing readings and classes at the Phoenix and Dragon Metaphysical shop! And the Athena Festival this past Sunday was just fantastic–I met so many cool people! Things are starting to ramp up for the holidays, so make sure to take care of yourselves! Now on to the monthly information:
 
First, we look to the sky: We are down to two planets in retrograde right now, so hopefully things have been feeling slightly better in your own lives. Neptune will go  direct on 11/22/17, so things will shift a bit next week, and people may not feel so emotional once this happens. Unfortunately, Uranus is still retrograde until 1/02/18, and this has been surfacing fears and anxieties, as well as psychotic and neurotic behaviors. That rascal Mercury will go retrograde on 12/02/17 and stay until 12/22/17. This of course bring about technological and communication snags, just in time for the holidays! My advice is to order and mail anything way in advance to prevent any problems. The New Moon will be on 11/18/17, and this will bring about new positive changes, specifically concerning the environment. The Full Moon in Gemini will be on 12/03/17, but as Mercury goes retrograde the day before, you want to make sure to keep any moon workings as simple as possible to try and avoid any mishaps.
 
Next, we look to the land: As we are heading towards winter, we are slowly seeing hints of the land starting Her slumber. Here in the Rockies, we have already had a couple of snows (although today was sunny and in the 50’s!). I know that many people do not like snow or cold weather, for it prevents them from doing outdoor activities and makes travel difficult. We live in a world where we do not want these natural “inconveniences” to prohibit us from doing the things that we want to do.  Yet this planet, as well as we, needs Her seasons to stay balanced. In ancient times, this is when people would stay inside, craft things that they will need for the next harvest, and spend time with their tribe. Of course, global warming is making these seasons intensify. Many parts of the land that receive snow may not be getting as much as in the past (or way too much!). I have heard many people comment that, in the lands which are in a drought, why not just get rain instead of snow? The problem with this “inconvenience” is that snow actually holds nitrates and other nutrients in its crystalline structure that rain does not. This helps to replenish the soil for future crops to grow. So the next time you feel yourself about to complain about the snow affecting your daily plans, maybe thank the snow instead for helping the land to grow new things next Spring.
 
Finally, we look within: We recently experienced Samhain, the last harvest and the time to honor our dead. Although the veils are not nearly as thing as two weeks ago, you may still be feeling loved ones who have crossed over around you. And this may actually add to any holiday blues, as we are going full force into Thanksgiving (and then, of course, Christmas). A specific loved one who has crossed over may have made the holidays magical for you, and you miss them for that. Break out one of the traditions that you did together to keep their positive energies around. The darkness can also cause seasonal depression, so just be more conscious of your Vitamin D intake to help combat this issue. We are entering the supposedly happiest time of year, and yet this is also the time of year with the most sadness and depression. We live in a capitalistic society, where our social status and “worth” is based on how much money and material things we possess. We get judged by the gifts we give and receive. Let us all shift this mindset this year from the material world to the immaterial–what amazing things did you achieve this year? What new relationships have developed? And even, what relationships have you let go this year because they were more harmful than helpful? Focus on your relationships and experiences during this holiday season. Spend time with your loved ones, rather than focusing on how much money you spend on them. That is truly the magic of this time of year!
 
I will be having quite a busy few weeks coming up! I will be going to Rochester, NY on Friday and will be there for private classes and readings until November 24th. If you are in the area and want to meet in person, just email to set up a time! Then the first weekend in December, I will be back in Houston, TX to do classes and readings at Pixie’s Intent. I have my Basic Magickal Elements workshop on Saturday 12/16 11-5 and Sunday 12/17 12-4. This is a 10 hour intensive workshop that looks at Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, and it costs $100 for pre-registration, and $120 at the door. And I look forward to my Transformation Magick class on Saturday, December 30th from 2:30-4:30–if you are needing a change for the better in your life, this is the class to take! I will not be holding office hours on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st. I know a lot of people like to get my Wheel of the Year reading, where I look at each month for the next year to see what all you need to be aware of. I love getting emails and messages throughout the year, letting me know how spot on the reading was for that person. Email or message me to set up a time to do this or a regular reading, and make sure to take notes or record the reading! I updated my “About” section on my website to include frequently asked questions, so check those out and let me know of any other questions you may have!
 
Blessings,
Andarta

December 2017

Happy December, everyone! I hope that you all are surviving the holiday season with as much joy and happiness as possible! It was awesome to see everyone again at Pixie’s Intent in Houston at the beginning of this month. So let us look at the next few weeks:
 
First, we look to the sky: we are down to two planets in retrograde right now, and they are not going to last for much longer (wow, can we even remember what it is like to not have ANY planets in retrograde?!?!?). Uranus is still in retrograde, which is what draws out psychotic and neurotic behaviors, and it will be going direct on January 2nd. And our old pal Mercury will finish up the communication problems on December 23rd, just in time for Christmas! There was a meteor shower yesterday, which we could not see here in Denver, due to snow clouds. Tomorrow evening, an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon will be coming “close” to Earth (6.4 million miles away, so sorry if you were wanting to see it). The New Moon in Sagittarius will be on Monday, December 18th, and it brings with it the energy to simplify your life, as well as to clear the old out to make way for the new (especially relationships). The Full Moon will actually be on January 1st, so this is a fantastic time to do some energy work in your life to bring about positive transformations! This full moon is in Cancer, so relationships are the central focus: love and healing are central to this full moon, so make sure to set some positive intentions! And Yule will be on Thursday, December 21st, which is the longest night of the year. After that day, we start to have more sunlight each day.
 
Next, we look to the land: I often am talking about the Light half and Dark half of the year, and this is important for the balance of the Winter Equinox. I wanted to actually examine light and darkness of this planet on our human bodies, and how they affect us (and why we need both in balance!). Many people know that the Sun provides our skin with Vitamin D, which leads to higher serotonin levels. Our skin absorbs the UV rays, which releases a compound, nitric oxide, that lowers blood pressure and increases brain production. Vitamin D also protects against inflammation. So why wouldn’t we want to be in sunlight all year long if we get such awesome stuff from the light? Because it is the darkness that re-sets our biological clocks, making everything go in-sync again. Our body temperatures, alertness, blood pressure, and immune system are all connected. If we keep running around all of the time in the light, our bodies are pushed into overdrive because the fight or flight mechanisms within our systems are triggered. When it is literally dark, our body naturally kicks in Melatonin, making us sleepy and ready to basically “reboot.” So this is why it is important to keep your bedroom completely dark, or else your body does not get the Melatonin boost. Not recharging our bodies enough leads to sleep deprivation, which is a form of torture (don’t torture yourself!). Scientists have found that people who work or are up at night and sleep during the day have increased chances of cancer, often have stomach problems, and have depression, all due to the lack of Melatonin. Any artificial lights (televisions, computers, and even street lights and lit up billboards) all affect our bodies because of this need for light and dark balance. Our ancestors would actually have a “second sleep”–they would go to bed after dark and sleep for 3-4 hours. Then they would wake up, first tending to the fire (most important for heat in winter), and then do relaxing things, such as reading, praying, and even having sex, for an hour or two before they would fall back asleep for another 4-5 hours. This was only during the Winter, though, and this was because they did not have artificial light to keep them up. During the Winter, they would be in bed for 10-12 hours, resting, relaxing, and healing. Once it was the light half of the year, and they were working on the land for hours a day, they did not get as much sleep. So if you often wake up around 3-4 in the morning, this is probably because it is a genetic thing that has been passed down from generation to generation.
 
Finally, we look within: The Winter Solstice, Yule, is almost upon us, and just as our bodies need the balance of light and dark, so does our soul. This is the time of year to look within yourself to see what is out of balance: do you rely too much on others or not enough? Are you clingy or do you push people away? Are you pursuing your dreams or only trudging along in life, waiting for a miracle to happen? Self-examination is an important thing to do, especially when it is nice and dark outside, and you are not distracted with lots of outdoor activities. This has been an exceptionally difficult year for many of us for various reasons, so this holiday season, make sure to celebrate with your friends and family who actually honor and appreciate you. Life is too short to suffer through painful reunions, so make sure that you are living life as if this was your last holiday season. And also take charge of what you DO want in life, rather than just daydreaming of what you would like to happen. I have a class that I only teach at this time of year, which is my Transformation Magick class (December 30th this year). We will create a spell just for you, and what you want to transform in your own life–this spell will be perfect to perform on the January 1st Full Moon!
 
This weekend, I am having my 10 hour Magickal Elemental Workshop (Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 12-4), and this will be the last time I offer this class for at least 6 months. I also have been performing and scheduling many Wheel of the Year readings already, where I look at each month of the next year to see what you need to know. If you wish to have one done, just email me to set up a time.
 
Many Yule blessings to all of you, and may you find your own balance of light and dark,
Andarta

January 2018

Happy January, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday season and New Year’s! While that is always a fun season for us, it is also very nice to have some quiet after all of the hustle and bustle. We have some interesting energies coming our way in the next 4 weeks, so we will start by looking at the star energy.
 
First, we look to the Sky: Believe it or not, but all planets are direct! I don’t know about you people, but I think this has also added to the calm, even sleepy feel of the past week or so. Tonight will be the Dark Moon, and this is a fantastic time to banish any energies, negative aspects of yourself, or even negative people from your life. Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, January 16th, is the New Moon in Capricorn with a lot of Venus and Mars influences. This means that if you have been wanting to start a new relationship, tomorrow evening is the time to call this energy to your life. Wednesday, January 31st is going to be a Super Blue Moon with a Lunar Eclipse! This moon is in Leo and has a lot of energy of the home and family. Eclipses help us to reset our emotions that have been going askew, and as the energy is about the family and home, this is a great time to do a house cleansing! It is also perfect timing as it is the night before Imbolc, a time of purification. And there actually aren’t any Full Moons in February, as there are two full moons in both January and March (awesome!). The New Moon on Thursday, February 15th is also on the day of a Solar Eclipse, which is continuing the hearth and homefire energy from the Full Moon. So the next few weeks, really focus on making your home and family as comfortable as you can.
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we are into Winter, looking at hibernation, and the animals who perform this action, seem to fit nicely into the idea of the home life that we have looked at. Many animals, such as squirrels, snakes, and even bears, go into a deep sleep when it the weather becomes cold. This is mainly because their food sources are depleted during the winter months, so these animals prepare ahead of time during the Fall. Zoologists point out that bears actually do not entirely hibernate, but instead go into torpor, which is a deeper sleep. Hibernation is when the animals body matches the temperature outside, and goes into such a deep sleep that they do not wake up to any noises. Bears will wake with any loud noise, and mama bears actually give birth during torpor! The baby bears simply are born and crawl their way up the mothers body and start nursing. She doesn’t even really wake up! (man, that beats the human ways of birthing, for sure!). Once it is Spring, and the mother has awakened, her cubs are already a few months old and ready to explore the world. When Florida received the crazy snow storm a few days ago, the lizards and alligators actually went into hibernation to survive the sudden cold that is not usual in that area. The Queens of the Bumble Bees even hibernate by going into a hole in the ground and surviving the cold by dropping her body temperature until the weather warms up (the rest of the colony dies after she mates), while Honey bees actually do not hibernate but keep active in an underground colony that they have created, and focus on keeping the queen warm with their honey and fluttering their wings to produce heat. The creatures of this planet never cease to amaze me with their resilient ways of survival!
 
Finally, we look Within: As I had mentioned, Imbolc is quickly approaching (February 1st), and this was a time that our ancestors would purify and cleanse their homes, as well as make candles. The Irish Goddess Bridgit was honored during this time, and even after She was seen as a Catholic saint. She was the Goddess of the Hearth, the Smith, and the Healer, so you can see why these moon energies are perfect for this time of year. While we are still in the cold of Winter, yet after the fun and rambunctious holiday time, we can now breathe deeply and look within ourselves for what we want to cleanse from our own souls. What no longer serves us that we cannot seem to let go of? Also during this silent time, what crafts can we create that please us? Now is the time to write that book or poem that has been in the back of your mind for so long, and with the help of Bridgit, we can put all of our being into these creations. And finally, what do we need to heal within ourselves? What shadows are keeping you from progressing on your spiritual path? It is not a selfish thing to heal yourself at all, but actually vital, if you want to have any healthy relationships. Look at all of these during the next couple of weeks.
 
I am still able to do Wheel of the Year readings, although we are half-way through January. If you are wanting to find out what to expect this year, just let me know when you want to set up an appointment. I am having my Animal Magick class on Saturday, January 27th at 2:30, so if you have always wanted to explore your animals guides, learn about your animal totem, and even how to work with any familiars, join me for this 2 hour class! And if you are planning on attending my Basic Meditation class and then my Past Life Regression workshop on Saturday, 2/03, it would be a great idea to bring a journal, a pillow and/or blanket, and maybe even a snack to help ground you when we are all done with all of that meditating.
 
Many wintery blessings to you all,
Andarta

February 2018

Happy February, everyone! I hope your Valentine’s Day was filled with love, regardless of what kind it may have been. Yesterday was very difficult, though, because of yet another school shooting, and it makes us hold our loved ones a bit closer because of these tragedies. Let us send healing energies to those affected by this horrible event, as well as to send energetic and verbal pressure on those in power, so that there can be a change in our society that will stop this heart-breaking tragedies.
 
First, we look to the Sky: Earlier today was a partial solar eclipse, which was only seen in South America. Yet the energies of this solar eclipse brings forth positive changes and freedom of choice into our lives. And this eclipse has an extra boost as it is also the New Moon tonight, which brings about new ideas and changes. The Full Moon will be in Virgo on March 1st (there will be a second blue moon this year at the end of March!), and this full moon holds energies of self-discipline and needing to cleanse your soul and body of negative energies. We will have a planet go retrograde on March 9th, Jupiter, and yet this is actually not going to necessarily bring about unwanted results. Jupiter is the planet of philosophy and spirituality, and when it goes retrograde, it makes us look within ourselves to reflect on our own philosophies and spirituality. In particular, this planet in Scorpio, continues the energy of the Full moon, which is to focus on detoxification of our bodies and souls. It seems rather appropriate that these star and planet energies are near Spring time, when we cleanse our homes as well!
 
Next, we look to the Land: One thing that I can never get enough of that resides deep within our lands are crystals, and this month, I wanted to focus on the energetic properties of Quartz. To be honest, I cannot even cover ALL of the types of quartz, as there are SO many kinds, yet I wanted to look at the most popular, as well as the varying types that you can find for yourself. First off, all quartz crystals are amplifiers of some type–they boost whatever energies are present in the immediate area. Clear quartz are the most commonly found quartz, and they are fantastic for using in any type of magic or energy work (they are even used in watches because of their ability to keep the watch going!). Rose quartz is a lovely pale pink, which is helpful for unconditional love, happiness, and peace–having a piece of rose quartz in your home will help amplify love and community for everyone there. Strawberry quartz, a rare quartz, is a very dark pink, and it helps with love in your heart, as well as connecting your physical body to your aura. Drusy quartz increases compassion and helps those who are bedridden. Harlequin quartz is a quartz with hematite, and it bridges the physical and spiritual worlds while offering protection to you. Green quartz assists with stabilizing your heart chakra, enhances peace, helps with transitions, and also increases prosperity. Aqua Aura quartz brings about spiritual abundance and helps with astral travel. Smoky quartz helps souls to cross over, and offers protection to the earths energies. Rutilated quartz helps you to let go of your past and any fears, as well as balances cosmic light. And spirit quartz promotes universal love, helps spirits to cross over, and enhances any meditations or trances you perform. There are so many more kinds of quartz, but if you are able to find and/or buy any of these, make sure to thank the Land for this offering from Her.
 
Finally, we look Within: I wanted to look at the balancing of our chakras this month, for I think that it is important for all of us to be as balanced as possible in this very unbalanced world. The concept of the 7 chakras are from the Eastern spiritual practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, yet there are many other terms or concepts in Western spiritual practices which allude to similar concepts (and may or may not be 7 in number). The chakras are seven points of energy within each one of us. The first is the Root Chakra–this point of energy is at the base of your spine, and deals with your digestion and connection to the Earth, hence the coloring of brown. The second chakra is your sacral chakra, which is your sexual organs and desires, and the color of this chakra is red. The third is your solar plexis, which is located at your navel, and this is your courage and personal strength, and the color is yellow. The fourth chakra is your heart chakra, green in color, and this deals with your love and healing energies. The fifth chakra is your throat chakra, coloring being blue, and this reflect your ability to speak your truth. The sixth chakra is your third eye, located in the center of your forehead, which signifies your psychic abilities, and the color is purple. And finally, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, being on the top of your head, and this is your connection to the Divine, and the coloring is indigo. Reiki is a perfect way to open and connect your different chakras, for we all essentially want to be balanced individuals that can excel in life and help others. Try to use the various quartz crystals mentioned above, especially during the full moon and when Jupiter is in retrograde, to focus within yourself for self-healing.
 
On February 24th, I will be teaching my Magickal Writing class at 2:30-4:30, which is a 2 hour class where we perform automatic writing, as well as discuss ancient languages that you can use for various magickal purposes. I am looking forward to the first weekend in March, for I will be doing readings at the new Steampunk convention called WhimsyCon here in Denver, and they have asked me to be on a panel that discusses the Occult in Victorian society (so excited!). And the last week in March, I will be doing reading in Tulsa, OK, at Spiritual Rose Metaphysical shop. I am also very excited for St. Patrick’s Day, for I will be teaching a class on Irish Gods and Goddesses at Psychic Healers of Avalon. Feel free to contact me to set up any readings, either in person or over the phone.
 
Many blessings to you all,
Andarta

March 2018

Happy March, everyone! As we approach the coming of Spring, we feel the stirring of the energy within the land, as well as ourselves (even if snow may still come to us). I think the youthful energy of the students marches can absolutely attribute to this (and/or is being affected by this new energy), and I hope they can bring about positive winds of change in our society. Let us get to the energy around us:
 
First, we look to the Sky: Jupiter has been in retrograde since March 8th, and will continue until July 10th–with this comes a philosophical detoxification, where we all examine what we really think and believe about our society and world. Mercury will go retrograde on March 22 until April 15th, and as this specific Mercury Retrograde will be in conjunction with Venus, it may result in communication problems specifically within romantic relationships. The New Moon in Pisces will be on Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!), and this new moon has the energies of new discoveries and self-awareness. We have another Blue Moon coming up–March 31st–and as we have just experienced in January, the Blue Moons have a tad bit of increased intensity. With Mercury in Retrograde during this Blue Moon, there will be difficulties in understanding our own intense feelings, and many fears will surface during this time. Any moon energy you do on that night should be worded *very carefully*, and make sure to take time for some self-care. And then the next New Moon will be on April 15th in Aries, which will start new passionate activities and studies.
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we are approaching Springtime, I wanted to look at a few herbs that are wonderful to grow yourself, either indoors or outside once it is warm enough. If you only use dried basic herbs that have been prepackaged at the store, you are missing out on the amazing energies and scents that the living plants possess (and I talk a lot about Magickal gardening in my Household Magick class, which includes this and many other planting ideas). Lavender is a lovely purple flower which is very calming, and helps with sleep, happiness, and love. Basil is my absolutely favorite herb to grow because of how amazing fresh basil tastes in cooking (Magickal Cooking is also part of Household Magick), and it also helps with wealth and protection of your home. Lemongrass is very cleansing, brings lust into your life, and it repels snakes if planted in your yard (which may seem opposite of the symbolic lust, but I guess it makes the snakes lusty somewhere else LOL). Mugwort assists you with your psychic powers, healing, and dreams (you can make a tea with it before bed). Mint is so handy to have for any stomach issues–you can just eat the leaves or make a tea from it, and mint also helps you with travel (take the leaves with you!) and money. And Heather is another beautiful herb which assists with protection, healing, luck, and rain-making (and we all may need this with the drought we are in!). Especially if you do not have a yard for gardening, growing herbs indoors can help you connect to the Earth energies. Just make sure that if you have any pets, they cannot eat them if they are toxic to that specific pet.
 
Finally, we look Within: The Spring Equinox, which is March 20th this year, is the balancing of the Wheel of the Year–opposite of the Autumn Equinox. Spring holds the energy of new beginnings, where we grow seeds within ourselves and the land. If you are able to have a garden, this is the perfect time to start planning what you will grow this year. And as we reflect the land, we also need to look at what we want to grow within ourselves. What do you want to nurture in your own life? Are you ready for a new relationship? Are you wanting to start a new path of studies? Are you wanting to literally get pregnant? Is it time to grow the prosperity in your career? Any and all of these things are energies which you can focus on when Ostara comes about. The activity of Spring Cleaning is fantastic to release old energies and even objects, in order to bring about your new beginning. A cleansing followed by burning of a green candle or even planting any herbs or plants is perfect for this time of year. How will you grow?
 
I am very excited to be going to Tulsa next week! I will be doing readings and classes at Spiritual Rose in Tulsa on Saturday, March 24th–I believe there are still some spots left for readings, if you wish to set up an appointment (just call the store). This Saturday at Psychic Healers of Avalon, on the New Moon and St. Patrick’s Day, I will be teaching about Irish Gods and Goddesses, including The Dagda, The Morrighan, and Bridgid! Anyone who is an Empath and is affected by other people’s energies might be interested in my Shielding and Aura Magick class, which will be on April 14th. And on April 28th, I will be doing my Faerie Magick class, which is how to work with the Fae (fairies) and other land spirits. You can see my complete list of classes on my Andarta page on Facebook. And I have been stocking up the office with my various anointing oils and envelope spell kits, so just message me if you would like to stop by and get some or if you want me to mail it to you (you can see these on my website).
 
I hope you all have a lovely Ostara and blossom into a better you!
Blessings,
Andarta

April 2018

Happy April, everyone! I hope that you all are doing well, as our 2018 is shifting full-force into spring! The land is awakening, and the wildlife is producing new offspring, as we continue to turn the Wheel of the Year. Let us get to what is going on in our world right now:
 
First, we look to the Sky: Tonight is the New Moon in Aries, and this is a time for a fresh start, especially in our love lives. Compassion and love are the energies of this New Moon, so be sure to bring forth these feelings if you are doing any New Moon workings. The Full Moon on Sunday, April 29th will be in Scorpio, and this has the benefit of Saturn energies, which will bring about stability and success. Mercury goes direct today, so that challenge of communication and travel will start to straighten out. We still have Jupiter in retrograde until July 10th, and this makes us look within ourselves, examining our spiritual and philosophical beliefs. On Wednesday, April 18th, Saturn goes retrograde until September 6th: Saturn is the Lord of Karma, and as a retrograde brings up karmic issues, this means that this is a double dose of what you have done in the past will come to you (so hopefully it was good things you have done!). Saturn blurs past, present, and future, so our sense of time can be messed up, and our self-discipline, responsibilities, and respect for others will be brought to the surface of our lives. And while this happens, Pluto goes retrograde on Sunday, April 22nd until September 30th. Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, and this brings up any past life issues of fears, being controlled, and difficulties in letting go–this time will make us stronger because we have to reflect on our own personal power and control. So, between April and September of this year, we will be seeing how our past lives really affect this life time. The moral of the story–face your past issues, so you do not have to do it again in a future life!
 
Next, we look to the Land: Last Autumn, I examined the decaying process, and the magic that encompasses it. Now, as we are into Spring, I wanted to look at the magical gestation process in a nutshell. All plants, animals, humans, birds, and fish start as an embryo–it just depends upon where this embryo grows, as to how it is “born” (as in growing in a body versus in an egg or seed). Once an embryo germinates, it starts the process of organogenesis (growing organs, such as leaves, stems, hearts, brains, etc.). Everything on this planet needs nutrients to grow as embryos, whether it is from the mothers body or the decaying nutrients of animals or plants that have died. And the embryos need the proper environments to grow properly, whether that be the correct light, water, or a healthy mother’s body. An environment that has a lot of negative energy or lacking in stimulation, such as light or water, will make it more difficult for the embryo to grow correctly or at all. The birthing process requires an immense amount of energy, and it can be painful, depending upon the species involved. From death of the old, to the pain of birthing, comes new life, creating this amazing cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
 
Finally, we look Within: Beltaine is traditionally celebrated on May 1st, and this is an ancient fertility celebration. Dancing around the Maypole (which is a phallic symbol), jumping the sacred fires which were to purify and make fertile, and the general celebration of sexuality at this time was equally important to our ancestors as the honoring of our dead that was celebrated on October 31st. We see this balance of sex, life, and death throughout the year, and those who lived off the lands were the most aware of this amazing connection that we have to the Earth. Love is sacred, and the expression of this love in all forms, is honored throughout the year, but especially at this sacred sabbat. We can look at the physical expressions of this time of year, but we also can look at the spiritual growth that we can have now. What are you growing within yourself right now that you planted at the Spring Equinox? Do you have a positive environment in which your spiritual embryo can grow? (if not, what can you do to change your environment?) And finally, what aspects of yourself that have died or ended can actually feed what will be new? As our past life lessons surface because of Saturn and Pluto going into retrograde, let us all see what we have done (both good and bad) in our past selves, that we may grow something new and positive in this life.
 
I had such a wonderful time at the Spiritual Rose in Tulsa a couple of weeks ago, and I met so many cool people! I look forward to my Faerie Magick class on Saturday, April 28th, for this is one of the two times of the year that we are the most aware of fairies. If you have been wanting to learn how to energetically cleanse your home, as well as to put magickal protection on it, my Household Magick class will be on Saturday, May 5th. I have my Magickal Elemental Workshop coming up on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th–this class is a 10 hour workshop that goes over the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, and how to work with them, regardless of your spiritual path. This class is $120 in advance (up to May 17th) and $150 at the door. And in case you did not see my posts on Facebook, I am now a Reiki Master, so I am doing reiki session in my office: 60 minutes is $100, 75 minutes is $125, and 90 minutes is $150. You need to schedule Reiki sessions with me in advance, as opposed to walk-ins, so that I can set everything up.
 
Many Spring-time blessings,
Andarta

May 2018

Happy May, everyone! I hope your Spring is going well and maybe even getting some rain in your part of the world, which will help with the drought and cool down all of the hot-heads!
 
First, we look to the Sky: We have three planets in retrograde right now–Jupiter (purifying and detoxing of personal values), Saturn (fixing past karma and time is blurring together), and Pluto (having to let go of past hurts and fears of being controlled). So we all have been struggling with these issues recently, and maybe annoying each other because we think we are the only ones going through this. Tonight is the New moon, and it will be influenced by the two fixed stars of Algol and Capulus, which will bring about feelings of faith, hope, and charity (hopefully that helps clear up any personal conflicts!). Today also brings about a major shift for all of us, for Uranus goes into Taurus Transit for the next 7 years. This will bring about a major shift for each of us, specifically concerning new perspectives in money and the land. You can read about this here: The Most Intense Energy Shift Of 2018 Is About To Happen – Uranus In Taurus Transit –
 
And we also have the full moon on May 29th, which will make polar opposites collide, and we will be challenged in what we do and feel. We will have to bring up that warrior element from Pluto to stand our ground!
 
Next, we look to the Land: Most of us are aware of the Kilauea volcano activity in Hawaii of late, and we also are keeping an eye on Yellowstone’s Supervolcano because of the activity that is going on above and below the earths surface, which could be devastating to this entire planet. So I wanted to look at how this comes about and how it affects us. Volcanoes are ruptures of the earths crust called tectonic plates, which shift and allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and various gases to escape. This can happen under or above water, and the tectonic plates shift because it is the earth’s crust which floats on top of the hotter, softer layer of magma. When the plates shift, that is when the lava comes up from the earth’s core. Even if you are not near these volcanoes, you can be affected by them because the gases which go into the sky create acid rain, and the ash can create a thick cloud which covers any sunlight and causes a winter effect (also called a volcanic winter). Once the lava cools completely, the ash is fantastic for growing new plants. This is why Hawaii is seen as a paradise, with the lush plants and trees. Scientists do not know how to stop a volcano from erupting, and while it is a natural event, I also believe that the human activities, such as fracking, stirs things up. Awareness of what is going on, changing our behaviors, as well as sending positive energy to the land is what is needed now from all of us.
 
Finally, we look Within: The Medieval writers would often set their stories in “the lusty month of May” because this was a time when people were celebrating Beltaine activities. Dancing around the maypole, which is a phallic symbol, and having sex outside during this time of year was part of ancient culture. Puritanical views on sex have shifted our perspectives concerning sex, to seeing it as a sin or something bad, when in ancient times, sexual activity was a sacred act. So the idea of sex has done a 180 from ancient times to present, and yet we are slowly shifting our perspective. Making sexuality a political topic forces people to defend their own bodies and personal rights, when we should honestly be past these issues at this point in human history. Do not allow others to make you feel bad about yourself, whom you love, or how to you want to look and dress. Bring the powerful energies of the star, moon, and even the fiery volcanoes within yourself to stand up for who you are! Pele is the Goddess of Volcanoes in the Hawaiian culture, and believe it or not, She embodied a very powerful, sexual Goddess who did not allow others to control her (yay Pluto retrograde!). If you feel drawn to Her, meditate and ask Her how to bring up the fire within yourself, so that you may be empowered and cleansed.
 
I am looking forward to the Magickal Elemental Workshop this weekend, where we will be spending 10 hours (split up between Saturday and Sunday) to learn how to work with Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Cost is $120 in advance, and $150 at the door, and space is limited, so make sure to contact me ASAP to get on the class list! And I am super excited to be doing a tour through central Florida between June 7-17th! I am delighted to be doing classes and readings at Moonraven Apothecary, Soul Essentials, and Athena’s Garden throughout this time. I will also be doing private readings and classes in Titusville on Sunday, June 10th and Monday, June 11th, so if you will be there or have someone else interested, just message me to set up an appointment.
 
Many fiery blessings,
Andarta

June 2018

Happy June, everyone! I hope everyone’s unofficial summer is going well (summer officially starts June 21st), and you all are staying cool! And let us all send some positive energy to the land as yet another volcano erupted yesterday in Guatemala. Energy is stirring within the Earth, for sure. Let us get to the newsletter:
 
First, we look to the Sky: Well, this summer is going to get pretty interesting, astrologically speaking, for so many planets will be retrograde, and we will have a solar and lunar eclipse. I recommend to everyone to keep grounding stones with you, such as obsidian or hematite, to try and keep yourself as stable as possible. Jupiter will remain in retrograde until July 10th, and this affects our personal philosophical and spiritual beliefs. Saturn will remain in retrograde until September 6th, and this is the King of Karma, bringing people the energy that they are putting out into the world, as well as making time seem loopy (past, present, and future are really blurry). And Pluto will remain in retrograde until September 30th, and this is facing fears and combating people that are trying to control you. On June 18th, Neptune will go retrograde until November 24th, which concerns spiritual quests, and some people will experience being persecuted for their spiritual beliefs. On June 26th, Mars goes retrograde until August 27th, and Mars is the God of War–this means that everyone will be struggling with their own internal wars, wars with other people, as well as sexual tension and frustration. Midsummer will be on Thursday, June 21st, which is the longest day of the year, and signifies that after that day, we start having less day light each day. The Full Moon on Thursday, June 28th, because of all of the planets in retrograde affecting this powerful energy, will bring about serious, sad, guilt, and fearful energies within all of us–take care of yourself, and maybe even take a salt bath that night to help control these feelings. And the New Moon on July 12th will also be a partial Solar Eclipse, which is influenced by Pluto, and brings about an end of a cycle. This new moon and solar eclipse will make self-esteem issues surface, so look forward to how you can bring about a more positive self-esteem on this day and evening! A lunar eclipse will be later in July, which I will touch upon in the next newsletter–I think that is enough energies for us to deal with in one month!
 
Next, we look to the Land: If you have any land at all, or even some pots to keep outside, now is the time to plant wildflowers! They are often easier to maintain than other flowers, which are usually hybrids. Wildflowers are native plants that are found in whatever land you live upon (go to a local nursery to ask which flowers are native to your area), and you can get a wildflower seed mixture or buy the plants already growing from a nursery. Wildflowers are fantastic for your other gardens, such as vegetables, because bees are attracted to the flowers, and then cross-pollinate with your vegetable plants. I love to just sprinkle wildflower seeds around all of my vegetable gardens, not only because it is food for the bees (save the bees! they are becoming extinct because of pesticides!), they are very beautiful with a wide variety of colors, AND they also help to keep the grounds irrigated. Wildflowers are much more durable than hybrids, requiring less plant food than flowers such as roses and irises. And it is also important to point out that we have become so used to planting whatever we want in whatever area that we live because that is what we want to grow, yet we don’t think about the specific land (sunlight, soil composition, weather patterns, etc.) and whether that plant is going to actually harm the land. Some people have found out the hard way that planting something not native to the area can bring about negative results, such as that plant taking all of the nutrients out of the soil, and/or becoming invasive to the land and affecting the wildlife. If you are able to plant anything, please just be more aware of what you are doing so that you do not bring about a negative affect on the land!
 
Finally, we look Within: Midsummer is right around the corner, on Thursday, June 21st. This is the longest day of the year, and in ancient times, people would enact the battle of the Holly King and the Oak King. This would signify the shift of power from one king to the other, and at Midsummer, the Oak King conquers the Holly King, and then at the polar opposite of Yule, the Holly King would battle and win over the Oak King (hence why the holly is an important plant at Yuletide). These two energies represented the dual aspects of the ancient masculine God of the forest. These two kings represent the light and dark half of the years, and each has Their own powers and importance. In fact, we ALL have dark and light aspects of ourselves, and this is what Midsummer and Yule really emphasize in all of our lives. Dark does not mean evil, just as light does not mean good. The dark aspects of ourselves, which Pluto and Neptune really affects, is our fears, passions and sexuality, dreams, and primal instincts on how we respond to other people. Looking at our dark self, we can learn how to work with these feelings, rather than repressing them (for they surface at the most inconvenient times). Our light half is how we deal with the outside world–our work lives, socializing, etc. At this Midsummer, really look at your dark and light halves to your whole self, and really examine how you can heal both aspects of yourself. Use the power of the solar energies at this time, and even at the solar eclipse that is on the new moon to start a new path that is more empowered and healing, for yourself and others! And know that everyone is going mad during this summer, so stand your ground, but also identify what bothers/hurts/and controls you so that you can take control (Saturn!).
 
I have been out of the office since June 7th, doing a tour through Central Florida, and I will be back in Denver on Monday, June 18th. Email or message me to set up an appointment. I will be in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week for readings, and I will be out of the office on Thursday, June 21st for Midsummer. I will be doing readings at the Unicorn Festival from 11-6 on Saturday, June 23rd at Clement Park in Littleton, CO–get your tickets ASAP, as they are limiting the event to 5,000 tickets. Here is the website: Unicorn Festival
 
 
I will be doing Reiki I attunement on Saturday, July 7th from 1-5, and there is a cap of 6 people for this class. The cost is $150. Contact me ASAP to get on the class list! I will be doing readings at the Myths and Legends Convention, which is July 4th-8th at the Denver Tech Center. And I am so looking forward to being in Chicago from Thursday, July 12th to Sunday, July 15th, so if you are in the area, contact me to set up an appointment or to host a private class for yourself and your friends!
 
Many solar blessings to you all,
Andarta

July 2018

Happy July, everyone! I hope you all are surviving the summer heat, and enjoying any vacations that you may be taking (even staycations are much needed!). And at least for those of us in the Rockies, we hope for rain to help with our drought, which is causing so many wildfires (we were up to 10 wildfires the last I checked). I just got back from a wonderful trip to Chicago, where I met many of my clients in person for the first time–what a great group of people! Let’s get to what is going on in our crazy world right now!
 
First, we look to the Sky: I think we all need to get a tee shirt which says “I survived 7 planets retrograde, 2 solar eclipses, and 1 lunar eclipse this summer!” Things have been so wackadoo with all of the energy right now, and so many people keep asking me what is going on. Jupiter just went direct on July 10th, so that takes a bit of pressure off of us concerning examining our personal and spiritual beliefs (although I don’t think is actually a bad thing). BUT we still have Saturn retrograde until September 6th, and this is instant Karma–time blurs together, so past, present, and future are very fluid. This means that MANY people are experiencing karma from past lives coming up to smack them in the face–do not ignore these past life learnings, for you will just have to do the lesson again! Pluto is also in retrograde, which is also concerning past lives, the underworld, and letting go and facing fears. Neptune is in retrograde until November 24th, and this Lord of the Seas has us look within ourselves for self-development and facing our real emotions (as opposed to pretending that we are happy). Mars will be retrograde until August 27th, and this God of War brings out anger and unprovoked hatred. It also is being influenced by Venus right now, so there have been many break ups, sexual tensions, and sexual frustrations lately. Mercury will go retrograde July 26th until August 19th, and as Mars is in retrograde as well, this will increase arguments and conflicts due to misunderstandings. And Uranus will go retrograde August 7th until January 6th, and this will bring to the surface any difficulty expressing yourself, as well as erratic and impulsive behaviors. We just had a solar eclipse on the New Moon this past Thursday, and there will be *another* solar eclipse on the New Moon on August 11th. This is a double whammy for new beginnings, so make sure to really be specific on what new beginnings you want that night, as Mercury in retrograde can mix up things. AND there will be a total Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon on July 27th, which will be the longest eclipse this century–it will last 1 hour and 23 minutes! This moon is a blood moon, which means that the light projected onto the moon from the Earth’s atmosphere will make it look reddish. This moon is going to bring out the crazy and anger in everyone because of this Mars influence, so it is really important to keep yourself grounded and avoid large crowds if at all possible this night. Any energy work you do this night will need to be very specific, for Mercury can make things go off kilter. So the moral of the story concerning the Sky is to keep as grounded as possible, and be as specific as possible for any energy work.
 
Next, we look to the Land: With so much focus the past few weeks on the incredible rescue of the boys and their coach in Thailand, as well as the sad loss of the heroic navy seal who assisted in their rescue, I thought that it would be important to look at caves within our lands. Caves are cavities that form in hillsides and underground that are created by the dissolution of limestone, chalk, dolomite, marble, salt, or gypsum by rain water which holds acid. The carbon dioxide (the acid) found in rain water weakens cracks, fractures, and bedding planes, so that the water slowly carves out the cavity. All caves have some type of water source which creates it. Various crystals can form throughout caves, depending upon the minerals that are in the caves, and even stalagmites (mineral and crystal creations growing up) and stalactites (mineral and crystal creations growing down from the ceiling) grow. This is where we all get our fabulous crystals that we all love to collect and wear. Plants also contribute to the formation of caves because when the vegetation (trees, plants, etc.) decompose, it produces the carbon dioxide which gets absorbed by the rain clouds. Plants can also create bigger cracks with their root systems, separating the rock, and allow the water in the cracks. Various plants grow within caves, which are sometimes not seen out in the open. There are also various animals, birds, lizards, and bugs that only live in caves, or live part in the cave and emerge outside either at night or during the day. There are even some lizards and animals that are completely blind, who do not need eyesight to survive within the dark caves. The cave has been seen as sacred since ancient times, when humans had to rely on these structures for their homes. Ancient drawings on the walls of caves have been studied for centuries, giving us a glimpse of what our ancient ancestors saw and felt. And I personally have lived caves in Northern France for a while with my best friend–these caves were carved out centuries ago and used in so many ways, and the house that we lived in was situated inside of these ancient caves. They were used by monks to make wine, as hideouts when there was war, and even simple houses that farmers would keep their food and animals safe within the walls. Some people would find it terrifying to live in caves if they are claustrophobic, and I do admit that at times, it could be unsettling to know that we were deep within the earth, with trees growing on the roof. But being an Earth sign, as well as having the bear as my totem, it was also comforting in many ways. If you do get a chance to visit any caves near you this summer, make sure to take a few moments to try and visualize what it was like in ancient times, depending on these stone walls to keep the ancients safe.
 
Finally, we look Within: We are getting close to August 1st, which is known as Lammas or Lughnassagh in the pagan and ancient times. This was the first harvest, and it was a time when people who lived off of the land would sacrifice what they have grown to store these sacrifices to survive the approaching winter and spring. What are some things/actions that you have been thinking of letting go and releasing lately, in order to move forward? Why have you not done so yet? Lammas was when the ancient Tribes would gather together to trade and sell their good, to find mates, and to have games that everyone can enjoy (the Highland games are the result of Lammas). What fun things do you do with your Tribe? If your answer is that you do not have time for games and gatherings, then maybe you should evaluate where your time and energy is going. Work is necessary for the vast major of us, but if you are just surviving (only focusing on work) and not thriving (enjoying time with your loved ones/having fun), then maybe you should find a way to start thriving. Embrace your Tribe!
 
Speaking of Lammas, I will be out of the office July 30-August 5th, as I will be having our annual Tribal gathering with my coven sisters and their families. I am very excited that at the beginning of August, I will be moving into a larger office space within the same office building–it will be on the first floor, and I will have a separate room specifically for Reiki! So any of my clients who have mobility problems will be able to get to my office without any stairs. I have posted on my Facebook page that I will be starting a 16 week online course over the Arthurian Tarot deck (Hallowquest), and the deadline to join will be September 1st. We will have weekly assignments (tarot reading spreads, meditations, rituals, etc.), and once a month, we will either meet in person or talk over the phone for half an hour to check in. The cost for this 16 week course is $300, and this will cover both the Fall and Winter lessons. I also posted on Facebook my three different Ghost Tours here in Denver! I have three different tours at three different prices, so that people of all social rankings can do them. They are the second, third, and fourth Saturdays in October, and there is a cap for each tour, so contact me ASAP to get registered for them!
 
I hope you all have a blessed first harvest, and try to stay as grounded as possible the next few weeks!
Blessings,
Andarta

August 2018

Happy August, everyone! Those of you who are parents, I hope that the school year for your children are off to a great start, and I wish everyone to enjoy the last bits of summer with your loved ones. We will get to the newsletter now!
 
First, we look to the Sky: Just keep going! We have 5 planets in retrograde at the moment (Uranus went direct a few days ago on August 7th), but a couple of them will go direct soon. Mercury will be retrograde until this Sunday, August 19th, so hopefully traveling, moving, and communication issues will be resolved. The planet I will be most happy to see go direct is Mars on August 27th–this has been increasing everyone’s anger and even sexual frustrations because of its connection to Venus. Saturn will go direct on September 6th, and this concerns people’s karma (what you put out into the world, you will receive–both this life and past lives), as well as blurring time of past, present, and future. Pluto will go direct on September 30th, and this has been making us all face our personal demons so to speak, through having past life issues come up, as well as facing our fears of being controlled. And Neptune will go direct on January 6th, which brings about spiritual quests through questioning personal philosophies and beliefs. The next Full Moon will be on Sunday, August 26th, and this moon will be aligned with 2 fixed stars that are powerful and bring fortune, so make sure to focus your energies on overcoming obstacles this moon. And the next New Moon will be on Sunday, September 9th, and this energy of new beginnings will be without the influences of Mercury, Mars or Saturn retrogrades, so envision what you need to start anew in your life!
 
Next, we look to the Land: There has been so much confusion, sadness, fear, and ignorance lately concerning wildfires, that I wanted to look at this sometimes natural disaster. We love fires when they stay in the place that we want them: fire pits, bonfires, fireplaces, and even candles. But an uncontrolled fire is indeed a disaster because of how fast they can move, as well as how much destruction that can happen in a short amount of time. Yes, wildfires can be a natural disaster, and this is usually from lightening striking a tree or other plant life. BUT this is only 20% of wildfires–80% are from humans, whether that be intentional or by accident. The vast majority of wildfires that we have going on right now are from humans (and some were unfortunately intentional by arsonists who do not care about the destruction on the land, homes, or loss of life). The major contributor to how horrible these fires are spreading is global warming–the gases from coal, natural gas, and oil are heating up the planet, making droughts more common, plus having that extra gas in the air adds literal fuel to the flames. With it being hotter and dryer, any small spark can become a blaze in a matter of minutes. Fire can travel 6 mph in forests and 14 mph in grasslands. Slopes (hills and mountains) can actually make the fire move faster because of the winds pushing it up, so for every 10 % of slope, it doubles the speed of the fire. Fires can spread to homes, and they can even cross rivers (this is called an ember attack) by carrying plant life that is on fire in the wind to the dry plant life that is across the river. Any place that has extensive winds have these wildfires move very quickly because fire needs oxygen to survive. Rain can help to put it out, as well as fire retardant. These fires have nothing to do with environmental laws or lack of water (there is more than enough water to combat these fires in California), but instead global warming and humans who are starting these fires. We all need to take a few moments to send energy to all of the emergency responders and firefighters who are risking their lives, and if you are able to send any money, they can use all of the help they can get!
 
Finally, we look Within: As a spiritual counselor who has people tell me about their emotions, as well as being an Empath who actually *feels* other peoples’ anger, sadness, and other dark emotions, I just wanted to take a moment to send you all love with this email. I *know* that so many people are struggling right now. We can blame so many contributors to the violence and strife that is going on right now–so many planets in retrograde affecting people, politics, religion, you name it. The one and ONLY thing that we are capable of controlling is ourselves. This may take some deep soul-searching on some people’s parts, but we all need to work on centering ourselves. Centering and grounding is getting yourself in a calm state to where you can see things clearer–past, present, and even future paths. I teach this in just about all of my classes in my office, but if you cannot make it to my classes, look for a way to learn this yourself. Meditation, deep breathing, and even exercise can help with centering. If someone becomes confrontational, centering yourself may reveal that this person is actually hurting from something, or maybe afraid, or whatever. This does not excuse their words and actions, but it will show you that their reaction to you has nothing to do with you, and you can remove yourself from the situation easier. This is not always the case with confrontations, but it is most of the cases. Just image if everyone on this planet would ground, center, and use their intuition (any psychic abilities) at the same time–would there be any violence or abusive words? How would this energy ripple out to the rest of the planet? It is time for a raising in consciousness, folks. I tell people all of the time–I am a priestess before a psychic. This means that it is my role to teach and show people how to use their own abilities, rather than me just spoonfeeding you information all of the time. We all need to start doing the work of finding our path–yours does not have to be mine at all. But you need to find yours *without* others telling you what your path is. A true teacher will show you the path, but they will not tell you what to see. Who tells you what to think? to see? to feel? Sit with these questions for a while.
 
I just want to say that I am finally in my new office! I am in suite 120 in the same building–7050 W. 120th in Broomfield. I have a separate room now for Reiki, so I am super excited about that! If you have never had Reiki, it is a non-touch energy healing that aligns your chakras and any ailments. I have an online Hallowquest Tarot class that is coming up–this is a deck created by the amazing John and Caitlin Matthews. We will go through Fall and Winter, and will study the tarot as to how they connect with the seasons. The deadline for joining this online class is September 1st, and it is $300 for 16 weeks of instruction. So those of you who are out of state and have been asking for online classes–here you go! I have posted my price changes for my services and classes on both my Facebook pages, as well as on my website. I have some new classes coming up in September–Money Magick, Basic Ritual Craft, Mabon Magick (you must pre-register for this class), and Sewing Magick! Check out all of the descriptions on my Facebook pages! AND I am so excited to be accepting registrations for my three different Ghost Tours in October (I had over 3,000 people interested in my ghost tour last year, so I have created more at different prices to be available for people of all walks of life). Message me ASAP to sign up, as these are going to go fast (especially the ones with the party buses!).
 
Many blessings to you all,
Andarta

September 2018

Happy September, everyone! I hope that everyone is safe from Hurricane Florence, as well as the gas explosions in Massachusetts today! We had a few days of cooler weather last week, but we are back up in the heat here in the Rockies. I look forward to cooler weather!
 
First, we look to the Sky: We are down to three planets in retrograde at the moment, but before I send next month’s newsletter, we will have a changing of the guards, so to speak, with two planets. Uranus is retrograde until January 6th, and this is challenging your patience, especially concerning your personal lives, as well as financial. Neptune will be in retrograde until November 24th, and this brings out spiritual development through new moral and spiritual quests. Pluto will be finishing up his retrograde on September 30th, and this has been challenging us with people trying to play power games over us and other control issues. On October 5th-November 16th, Venus will be in retrograde, and as this is in Scorpio, this increases sexual tensions between couples, resulting in impulsiveness, anger, and lack of self-control. So to the couples out there, make sure to spend extra time with your partner to try and help with these issues. The Full Moon in Aries will be on September 24th, and as Saturn is very much affecting this full moon, everyone needs to focus this moon energy on overcoming obstacles and fears that may surface.  The New Moon in Libra will be on October 8th, and that Libra energy will help us to focus our energies on balancing of things in our lives, especially new projects. We will not be having any more solar or lunar eclipses for the rest of 2018.
 
Next, we look to the Land: One sweet delight which our land produces for us is apples, and I don’t think that people realize how healthy this fruit is for us. Apples have antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. The nutrients and antioxidants may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. They are about 85% water, filled with vitamins, and as they are low in calories, they actually help you lose weight. They have found that eating an apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but those who do eat an apple a day take fewer prescriptions. The soluble fibers in apples can help prevent cholesterol from building up on the artery walls, and they also help clean your teeth, keeping cavities away. Spiritually, when you cut an apple across the middle, the seeds form a star or pentacle, which is sacred to pagans. Giving an apple as an offering outside is very appropriate at this time of year, for many wildlife enjoy this fruit as well.
 
Finally, we look Within: Mabon is approaching, and many of us are looking forward to the Fall Equinox, hoping for cooler weather. Before we get to our sacred Halloween/Samhain, with pumpkin flavored everything, we need to find some balance within ourselves first. Mabon is two days before the Full Moon this year, so it holds great energy for equilibrium. All four equinoxes throughout the year are concerning balance, and the Fall equinox has us start to look at what we need to settle within our own lives as the darker half of the year is upon us. We are in between the Summer and Winter polarities, and we start to see the turning of the leaves which harkens the in-between of the hot summer and cold winter. We are at the second harvest, where the apple and other fruits are harvested and sacred (and why I examined the apple above). We still have warm days, but the evenings are starting to cool. What are you reaping from your own spiritual growth that was planted/begun at Ostara, the Spring Equinox?
 
I do have a Mabon ritual class on Saturday, September 22nd if you are wanting to learn how to celebrate the Fall Equinox, and there is still space left–make sure to contact me to get on the class list! I am looking forward to teaching Pagan 101 again at Pagan Pride on the first Saturday in October. I have three different ghost tours this October with different price ranges–make sure to contact me ASAP to get on the list for the tour(s) that you want to attend–I had over 3,000 people interested last year and had to cap it at 50. So I am making sure there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in on the spooky fun (including party buses!). I am excited to be doing readings at the Athena Festival again this year, on Sunday, November 11th–this is a really fun metaphysical fair that is not overpriced or overwhelming. And I will be holding one more Reiki I class and attunement for 2018 on November 17th, so contact me to get registered!
 
Many Fall blessings,
Andarta





Happy October, everyone! I hope that some of you are having an amazing Autumn–here in the Rockies, we have had about 4 days of Autumn after a horribly hot summer, and now we are in Winter mode, with snow still falling, and a temperature of about 25 degrees today. This is climate change here–extreme weather.
 
First, we look to the Sky: We are down to three planets in retrograde, and two of them will be about done next month. Venus retrograde will be until November 16th, and this increases sexual frustration, which results in increased anger, lack of self-control, and being impulsive. Uranus will be in retrograde until January 6th, and this is testing our patience concerning our love lives (and add on the Venus retrograde!), as well as our financial lives. We need to work on being more open-minded concerning both aspects. And Neptune will go direct on November 24th, and this planet in retrograde has us on personal spiritual quests and the seeking of our truth. This one, I do not feel is negative at all, for we all need to look more at our own spiritual growth. The Full Moon in Taurus will occur on Wednesday, October 24th, and there are influences of both Uranus and Venus in this full moon, resulting in unexpected relationships (love and friendships), but also making us feel more vulnerable in finances. And the New Moon in Scorpio will be on November 7th, and this New Moon helps us experience a spiritual transformation through forgiveness and empathy. Really focus on these energies during this new moon, in order to assist you in your spiritual journey that Neptune retrograde is taking us on.
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we are going full-force into the flu season, I wanted to look at vitamins and herbal supplements. As there are entire stores that only sell vitamins and herbal supplements, grocery stores having isles dedicated to these products, and if you are as lucky as myself to live in a city that still has old-fashioned apothecaries, it can be a bit overwhelming to know what to take. And some people have the attitude of “Why should I take vitamins when my grandparents never took vitamins, and they lived to be 90 years old and healthy as a horse!” Well, that is actually a true statement, and yet, two generations or more ago, our foods held more vitamins than what they do now. Because of the modern farming techniques of growing the same crops on the same lands (certain plants zap land of certain nutrients), without leaving any land fallow (leaving the land to sit for a year without doing anything to it, allowing for the nutrients within the land to rebuild), as well as any pesticides that are put onto the crops, our foods today do not have the same vitamins and nutrients as they did 40+ years ago. So, this is why we need to make sure our bodies are receiving enough vitamins and nutrients through supplements. If you have been feeling “off” or imbalanced for a while, it would be a good idea to go to your doctor and have blood work done to see if your body is deficient in any vitamins or minerals. If you are feeling like you have low energy all of the time, first see how much sleep you are actually getting. But if your sleep is not a factor, a Vitamin B complex can help with energizing you. Taking Vitamin C, especially your kids during the school year, can help fight off colds. Maybe you are needing more iron or calcium in your system. You just need to keep track of how much of each vitamin you are taking as to what your body needs, as you can take too much–Vitamins A, D, E, and K can actually build up in your system and become toxic (maybe you are taking too many vitamins?). There are many ways to take these supplements: pill form, tinctures, teas, and even liquid form of the vitamin. And herbal supplements are so helpful for many ailments and health issues. If you deal with depression, St. John’s Wort can help stabilize your mood, as well as Valerian root and Kava Kava (although you should not take these herbs every day, as they can harm your kidneys). I actually was on a chemical drug for 5 years for my high blood pressure, but once I moved here, I was able to stop taking it because I now drink a tea every day with various herbs and berries that are specifically for high blood pressure–that is my medicine. And I do feel much better than when I was on the chemical drug that had many side effects. Now, I am not telling everyone to stop taking all of their medications! Talk to your doctor (hopefully they are open to alternative medicines, and if not, maybe look for a new doctor that is), and see what would be a good alternative to a medicine that you have been taking. But even if you don’t do that, look into what vitamins your body may need because you are not getting enough in your foods. Here is a link to an elderberry tincture that helps with the flu: No Flu Shots 4 Us: Instead Elderberry Syrup (99% effective for H5N1)
 
 
 
And finally, we look Within: As we near Samhain (October 31st), we notice that the days are shortening and the dark is more apparent. This is the time of looking within yourself. As we sit within the dark, we look at our personal shadows that haunt us, in order to face them. Our shadows can be any negative traits or habits that we know are not good for us, but we do not know how to be any other way. Look at the shadows of your Self and try to determine where that shadow came from–is it a product of abuse? A fear of being hurt because of past hurts? And this can even apply to how selfish or self-less you are–do you feel the world should revolve around you? Or are you always putting yourself last because you do not feel worthy of anything good in life? Also during this dark time, we call upon our Ancestors and loved ones who have crossed over and honor them, for the veils between the realms of the physical and astral realm are the thinnest at this time. It is one of the two times of the year that is easiest to contact the dead because of the thin veils. Ask your Ancestors and loved ones to help you as you face these shadows, and know that everyone is going through this time of reflection. Be gentle with yourself.
 
I am looking forward to some new classes that I will be offering at Psychic Healers of Avalon: Basic Ritualcraft will be held this Saturday at 10 am, and we will look at how to do basic spells and rituals for your own life. I already have some people signed up for my Samhain class, which will be on Saturday, October 27th from 10-12, but there is still some room left (contact me ASAP to register!). And I am so excited to be presenting “Hearing Athena’s Call: Honoring and Working with the Goddesses of War” at the Athena Festival on Sunday, November 11th, as well as doing readings! athena festival
 
 
And finally, make sure to get out and vote in November! We all have to make our voices heard, and as much as magick is important, we also have to do the mundane things, like voting, to make sure all of us are being taken care of. As president John Quincy Adams said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
 
Blessings,
Andarta




Happy November, everyone! I hope your Autumn has been delightful, and you are settled into shorter days. I had such a fabulous time at the Athena Festival this past Sunday–thank you all for coming to my presentation on the Goddesses of War, as well as all of the people who stopped for a reading! Thanksgiving is next week, and I can almost smell the turkey already! Let’s get to this month’s newsletter:
 
First, we look to the Sky: There is going to be a tag-team swap on Friday for planets in retrograde with Venus going direct and Mercury going retrograde. So, things may settle down concerning your love life a bit, but especially with this retrograde square with Neptune will make Mercury retrograde extra confusing, anxious, and stressful, especially for travel (if you are traveling for Thanksgiving, give yourself extra time, check your bags more than twice, and maybe take something to calm you at the airport). Mercury stays retrograde until December 6th. Neptune will remain in retrograde until November 24th, and this retrograde is an energy which promotes personal spiritual journeys. Uranus will remain retrograde until January 6th, and this causes issues in your love life and financial worlds, but the key is to remain as open-minded as possible and look for alternative solutions. Because the Full Moon on Friday, November 23rd, is influenced by Mars square Jupiter, tempers are going to be up, and everyone will have a short fuse and patience. This does not bode well for any Black Friday shopping, so I would recommend skipping this tradition if you can this year. And the New Moon on Friday, December 7th has a square aspect between Mars and Neptune, which will bring out anger, fear, confusion, and even perverse actions which are condoned. So this Full Moon and New Moon, mixed with an extra crazy Mercury Retrograde, will make the time leading up to the holiday season seem extra tense, when the holidays are already stressful already. Take extra time for self-care, and make sure to ground yourself whenever you are out in public. Good luck!
 
Next, we look to the Land: I don’t know if all of you have had the pleasure of living near Prairie Dogs, but I have a huge colony that lives right down the street from me. They often cause me to stop and watch them scurry around because they are so cute! These creatures are not actually dogs but rodents, and yet they are SO important to the lands because of their tunnels that they dig underground. Prairie Dogs create burrows to travel underground, not only for safety from predators, but also when the weather is bad, they can stay safe. These burrows give safe passage during any flooding, and they also aerate the ground, which is important for plants to grow. Prairie Dogs are considered a keystone species by ecologists, not only for their tunnels, but for being prey to a variety of predators. The reason why they are called Prairie Dogs instead another type of rodent is because of their call/bark that they make when they see any predators and alert their family. They lean back and bark into the air, calling their family and friends to safety. The most adorable thing I think the do is that they actually kiss! Of course, scientists call it “oral contact,” but they are kissing. They also groom each other, and just seem very affectionate with their family and friends. People here in Colorado and other places have found that when they remove (or even kill) the Prairie Dogs from their area, then the entire land starts dying, and the other animals leave that area. This just emphasizes that the ecosystem of a given land needs all creatures, both big and small, to have everything live and thrive.
 
Finally, we look Within: As we get closer to the holiday season, I wanted us to look within ourselves to find gratitude. We often hear people talking of what or whom they are grateful for at Thanksgiving, but I think we can all expand our ways of thinking a bit concerning gratitude. We can start with the basic necessities of food, running water, heating, and shelter, which many people in our own society do not have all of these things. The things we have, such as cars, clothes, and other objects may not be the fanciest that there is, but simply having these things makes our lives easier (anyone who has had their car break down in these cold climates can definitely attest to how wonderful it is to have a functioning vehicle!). The positive relationships that you have in your life right now are so important, that we need to make sure to tell these people how much we care for them. The health of our loved ones are also very important to our list of gratitudes. Taking some time to think of all of the teachers (whether in school or in life) that have given you the most important lessons in life are also important to our list. And finally, and you may find this a tad crazy, but look at all of the mistakes that you have made in life that you have learned from–these are things to also be grateful for, because without these mistakes, you would not be where you are today. We often just focus on how things do not work out how we wanted them to, but when these curve-balls from life come our way, we have to keep our heads up to see what we have learned from that action or relationship. Take some time this next week to reflect within yourself on all of the things for which you are grateful.
 
I am looking forward to the publishing party of the Ashelon Oracle cards this Saturday from 3:30-5:30, for the artist Chaz Kemp has asked me to do readings with his new deck during this time! The party is at Isis Bookstore in Englewood, CO, so stop on by, pick up a copy of the deck, and get a reading! I have some spots left in my Past Life Regression Workshop on Saturday, November 24th at 1:00-3:00, so just message me if you want to attend. And I already have a registration list for my Goddesses of War workshop on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00-12:00, so if you are interested in attending, contact me to get on the list.
 
Many thankful blessings to you all,
Andarta


Happy December, everyone! I hope your holiday season is going well thus far, and you are actually able to *enjoy* the little things, like spending extra time with friends and family! If you have been too busy to do such things, make sure to carve out some time to have fun!
 
First, we look to the Sky: We are down to just one planet in retrograde right now! Uranus will be retrograde until January 6th (my birthday!), and this planet in retrograde is working on being more flexible and open-minded about any financial or love issues going on in your life right now. The full moon on Saturday, December 22nd will be a very positive moon, for it is influenced by Cancer. This moon is going to bring about positive changes, new ideas, and excitement! And this just a day after Yule, the Winter Solstice, so I feel that we all should be experiencing a big sigh of relief next week. The new moon will be on January 5th, which is also during a partial solar eclipse. This New Moon/Solar Eclipse will be full of positive energies, specifically for starting or building a business because it is in conjunction with Saturn and influenced by Neptune. Looking a little farther ahead than usual, there will also be a total Lunar eclipse on the full moon of January 21st. I just want to give everyone a heads up concerning this two week time period because I have found these lunar and solar eclipses that are two weeks apart create portals. I often am *very* busy with house cleansings about a month after these portals because people are not ensuring that their home has any magickal protection on it. And I also wanted to let you all know that I have started a group on Facebook for each of the 13 dark moons during 2019, specifically to work with various Dark Mothers. I will be putting an incantation/spell/ritual up for each dark moon specifically to help stop all of the violence and sexual assaults that have been plaguing our society. You all are welcome to join, and you can simply read them, or perform them yourself!
 
 
Next, we look to the Land: As many people bring in evergreen trees into their homes for this Yuletide season, I wanted to look more closely at these specific types of trees. People traditionally have pine, fir, and spruce trees, as they are evergreen trees. These types of trees were honored by ancient pagans as that sense of hope when times were literally dark and cold, and the Christmas tree is pagan in origins. Yet, there are a few coniferous trees that are actually going extinct. The Whitebark pine found here in the Rocky Mountains is the closest to extinction because of a fungal disease brought to the US in 1910 called the whitepine blister rust, mountainpine beetles, disturbances in wildland fire ecology (fire suppression actually–they need the fires to grow because otherwise other pines take over), and climate change. And yet there is not any government funding to help with the Whitebark pine, and I do not think this administration will be enforcing anything like this unfortunately. The Fraser Fir, Longleaf Pine, and Santa Rosa Island Pine are also near extinction, so if you buy fresh trees, make sure that it is not the Fraser Fir, for that is a popular type of Christmas tree (and if you see them, you could inform the tree seller of this information). The pine has been used in various healing methods, such as antiseptic, astringent, inflammatory, antioxidant, and is high in Vitamin C.
 
Finally, we look Within: Yule is the Winter Solstice, and this is on December 21st this year. This is the shortest day of the year, and an ancient tradition is staying up all night the evening before Yule to help “birth” the sun the next day. My tribe and I have been doing this tradition for years now, and it is a very fun time to gather, make various foods, play games, and exchange gifts that we made for each other (we tend to not buy gifts for each other, but focus on crafting things that we think each other would like and enjoy). Yule is the New Year for us pagans–and with that, a new beginning. Think of one or two things that you want to have as a new beginning in your own life: is it a new spiritual path that you want to explore? is it a new business that you have always thought about doing, but have never found the time or motivation to do it? is it a new relationship that you are wanting in your life? Light a candle (or even better, make a Yule log and put three candles on it!) and focus your energy on what this new beginning is, as well as how you are going to accomplish it. New beginnings can be very exciting!
 
I have some classes coming up that you all may be interested in: my Yule Magick class on Saturday, December 22nd will be a Yule ritual that is all about the new beginnings I was just writing of, as well as creating an ornament for your tree. And I am doing my Transformation Magick class, which I offer only once a year at this time, on Saturday, December 29th. We will be working on what you want to transform or change in your own life, as well as making a magic wand to assist you! And because of this portal coming up in January, I am offering the Household Magick class on Saturday, January 5th. I walk you through the steps to cleansing your own home, and then putting magickal protection up, just in time for this portal! If you are in need of a house cleansing and are in the Denver Metro area, just contact me to talk about it. I am having my spell kit sale through Saturday, which is a buy a spell kit, get a free crystal. The week after that is my protection and fertility charms which are on sale for $10 each from December 17-23, and the final Yuletide sale is my pendulums for $10 each, which are on sale from December 24-29. And I do have gift certificates on sale for yourself or someone in your life: they are $75 for a half an hour reading and $150 for an hour.
 
Many Yuletide blessings to you!
Andarta
 

 
January 2019
Happy January, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and New Year! If you have not had a chance to see my Wheel of the Year reading for all of us, make sure to check it out on my Andarta page on Facebook. So let us see what this month holds for us!
 
First, we look to the Sky: We have zero planets in retrograde right now! This should come as a relief to many of us, but then others may be a tad confused because supernatural or spirit activity that has increased recently. I had mentioned in the previous newsletter that I have found there are these portals that open when there is a solar eclipse followed by a lunar eclipse. Back on January 5th on the New Moon, we had a solar eclipse (which we did not actually see here), and we will have a total lunar eclipse on Monday, January 21st. So hopefully things will calm down after this time! The energy of this full moon eclipse is affected the most by Uranus, so there will be this energy of rebellion against social norms, but also unexpected opportunities. So if you have been feeling trapped in what mainstream society is pushing on you, light a candle to bring out your true, authentic self!  And we will have the next Dark moon on February 3rd, and in the Dark Moon/Dark Mother group, we will be focusing on preventing Teenage Dating Violence. If you want to join the group, just request to join it on Facebook. The New Moon on February 4th can be about starting new romances, so if this is what you are wanting to draw into your life, focus on that that evening!
 
Next, we look to the Land: While it is still winter, I wanted to look at one species which affects us year round: Bees. There are nearly 20,000 types of species of bees around the world, including honeybees, bumblebees, and stingless bees. There are both social and solitaire bees, and there are many types of places that they make their home, including the ground, trees, and the self-created beehive. The communal types of bees have a queen who produces baby bees, and the worker bees create the homes, retrieve pollen, and make honey. It has been fascinating for me to research various goddesses for my goddess book series, and finding Bee goddesses from cultures around the world, including Anana-gunda, Austheia, Ix Chancab, and Khworalma. Honey and bees have been sacred to pretty much all ancient cultures, not only for the various ways that honey can be consumed, but the medicinal purposes (there are so many ways that honey can heal, and this type of medicine is called Apitherapy). Bees are also helpful for beeswax, and this was used for candles in ancient times (I will be writing about candles next!). There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years over whether bees will become extinct, and if that were to happen, how screwed are we going to be? Pesticides are one way that bees have lowered their population, but it is not the only contributing factor. Here is a fact sheet about bees, which has a link for about 25 other articles that you may like to read: https://www.earthday.org/2018/05/23/fact-sheet-bees/. Others argue that the bee issue is not completely as it seems, that the bee population is at a 20 year high, and that environmentalists are using this fear as a tactic to control farmers Are honey bees endangered? Here’s the truth of the matter | AGDAILY, which cites the Washington Post and the American Council on Science and Health. I will let you be the judge on this matter, but I do think that we as a species need to be more aware of how we are affecting other species on this planet. Even planting some wildflowers to give the bees some pollen can help out the ecosystem in your area.
 
 
And finally, we look Within: Imbolc is the ancient sabbat of purification, celebrated on February 1st. It is a time when ancient people would work on making candles (sometimes from beeswax!), that they used throughout the next year. While the Winter solstice is over, and the days are slowly getting longer, it is still a dark time of year. The white of the snow, as well as the white of the milk that starts to come in for the sheep and cows during this time, reinforced this purification (and the Catholics took this and ran with it, making Candlemas on February 2nd a time to honor Saint Brigid, which was an Irish goddess called Bridgid). At this time of year, we all can look within ourselves to see what we need to “purify” in our own lives. What do you need to cleanse: your home? your toxic relationships? you chakras? Take some time to look at any negative aspects in your life which could use a good purging and cleansing. I will be having a Brighid of the Flame: Imbolc Magick class on Saturday, February 2nd, which will not only look at the things which need to be cleansed in your life, but also self-empowerment. Brighid is a very powerful goddess who brings forth our own perceptions of Sovereignty and what and whom we should and should not allow and tolerate in our lives. Please pre-register, as I need to know how many candles and snacks to bring.
 
This coming Saturday, I will be set up at the Paths and Traditions Fair in Golden, which hosts all different pagans from the Denver Metro area. If you have wanted to learn about paganism, this is a great place to start! I will be discussing the next set of Hallowquest classes that I will be offering, which will start at the beginning of March. I will be offering my Shielding and Aura Magick on Saturday, January 26th, for anyone who is affected by other people’s energy. And don’t forget about my Love Magick class on Saturday, February 9th, where we will work on a 12 day love spell designed to draw love into your life. I have posted on Facebook a couple of times, but I just wanted to let everyone know that my office building is now locked on weekends and in the evenings, so if you have an appointment or if you are wanting to attend one of my classes, just let me know that you are at the front doors and I will let you in. And I have a few spots left this week for my Cleanse and Clarity sale on Reiki and readings! 60 minutes for $100–this only lasts through Thursday, so make sure to take advantage of this sale! Many people are using this sale to get their Wheel of the Year readings, which is a 13 card spread, looking at each month of this year and what is in store for you.
 
Many wintry blessings,
Andarta
 
 

February 2019

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! I hope your winter is boding well, and you are enjoying the cooler weather like I am. Let us get to the information for this month!
 
First, we look to the Sky: The Full Moon in Virgo will be on Tuesday, 2/19, and it will be in conjunction with the fixed star Regulus. This will bring about new opportunities for change, romance, and success, and continuing that positive energy from the New Moon we just had. The next New Moon will be on Wednesday, March 6th, which continues these new beginnings energies. BUT make sure to word everything precisely on that night, for Mercury goes retrograde the night before (the Dark Moon) on March 5th, and will continue until March 26th. We have been without any planets in retrograde for a few weeks now, so enjoy these last couple of weeks of retrograde-free planets while you can!
 
Next, we look to the Land: One species on this land that many of you may have become aware is in danger is the various butterflies which inhabit 100 acres of private land owned by the North American Butterfly Association along the southern border in Texas. They are in danger of losing their feeding and breeding habitats with the border that this current administration is trying to build, and the NABA is worried this disruption of their land will alter not only the breeding and feeding ground of the butterflies, but affect plant and wildlife. Butterflies are important pollinators, just like bees, and they help plants and trees to grow. There is a misconception that the butterflies can simply fly over the wall, for many species do not fly higher than six feet in the air. Floodlights around the wall will also disorientate them, and cause them to leave the area entirely. This is yet another instance of how one alteration of wildlife can completely change the plant and wildlife of the entire area. And I find it more than a coincidence that this border wall, which represents hatred and control, threatens the one species on this planet which symbolizes joy, beauty, and transformation. We need to send positive, protective energy to these butterflies, as well as make any phone calls and emails to our representatives before it is too late (the government has already brought construction crews and machines onto the private property before it has even been approved)! And also make sure to plant any flowers that the butterflies in your area may enjoy, as well as a small water dish and rocks for them to warm themselves upon.
 
Finally, we look Within: As we near Ostara, which is the Spring Equinox, we are looking towards new projects in our own lives (maybe even gardening projects!). I think the butterfly energy really sums up how we are evolving as individuals, for the butterfly has four stages of growth: egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and then butterfly. Look to your own life to see where you have come from, and also visualizing your future. The egg is, of course, the beginning stages of life. The caterpillar is the growing stage, where the insect eats as much as possible to prepare for their amazing transformation. The cocoon is a literal space of quiet and introspection, while the caterpillar transforms from a multi-legged insect to a flying insect. And finally, the butterfly is the beautiful evolution, who can travel in the air, rather than on the land. These four stages can be applied to our own lives of what we are wanting to change: our beginning (where you are right now), the gathering of ideas and materials, the silent meditations and space for growth of our Selves from one aspect to another, and then finally, our new Self. The only thing constant in life is change, and we all go through so many transformations within our own lives (sometimes positive, sometimes, negative). Look to your own life to see what needs transformation, and give yourself the space to go through the four stages. And call to the Butterfly Spirit Guide to assist you in this evolution.
 
Don’t forget that I am having a sale on my Love and Fire Lust oils, my Love spell kits, my handfasting services, and I still have my Strawberry Quartz necklace that is waiting for that one person who needs this very powerful amulet (these sales are all listed on my website). These sales go until February 28th, and make sure to check my website on March 1st for my March sales! I look forward to my next Goddess class, which stems from my research for my goddess books I am working on: February 23rd at 10 am, the Goddesses of Justice will be examined and worked with. The weekend after that, I will be at WhimsyCon again (YAY!!!), and not only will I be doing readings, but I will be presenting on four different panels concerning the occult, the history of tarot, and my solo presentation on the Science of Ectoplasm! I am so excited! I am registering people for the Spring and Summer lessons of Hallowquest, which is an online course. Registration closes on March 4th, so contact me ASAP to learn the tarot and the Wheel of the Year energies. And I am also registering people for my Reiki 1 Attunement on March 30th, so if you are wanting to be able to perform Reiki on yourself, other people, and even your pets, contact me to get on the class list (there is a limit of 6 people). Cost is $200 per person.
 
Many loving blessings to you all,
Andarta

March 2019
Happy March, everyone! For those of you who are in Colorado, I hope you weathered the blizzard yesterday okay–wow, that was really intense! And for the rest of you, I hope that your March is starting to blossom with happiness and joy!

 

 
 
First, we look to the Sky: The only planet in retrograde right now is Mercury (March 5-28), and as it is influenced by Pisces, there have been a lot of hurtful, angry, and sad words being spoken lately. I have had SO many people tell me that they feel anxious and emotional, and it is not just them! We are half-way through this MR, so just try to get enough sleep (that has been another problem for many people), and be mindful of your words. If finances have been a bit strained for you lately, fear not! We have some amazing celestial energies which are all about finances and wealth coming up within the next 4 weeks. The Full Moon in Libra on Wednesday, March 20th is on the Spring Equinox (Ostara). This brings about a double powerful energy for any type of growth and finances because it is being influenced by the fixed star Markeb in Virgo. The New Moon on Friday, April 5th, is influence by the star Alpheratz, which is considered a star of fortune. So this new moon can bring about great success, business ventures, and fortune, provided that you overcome any fears that you may have. Utilize these moon energies if you have been struggling financially!
 
Next, we look to the Land: I like to look at various elements of the land in this section, whether it be how land forms, what lives upon the land, and even how humans affect the energies of the land. This month, I want to examine a literal energy of the land: ley lines. This topic sets scientists all aflutter with terms of “occult,” “new age,” and “pseudoscience,” making one feel like a nut-job if they actually believe that ley lines exist. Ley lines are lines of energy within the lands all around the world, and when these lines cross, they create nodes of power, which many ancient man-made sites have been found. The term “Ley line” was first used by Alfred Walkins in 1921. Walkins was a landscape photographer who noticed when he was on a high terrain that ancient burial sites and stone circles lined up in a direct line. He started studying various places, seeing if his hypothesis was true–did these ancient sites have a connection? Was there something that made these various ancient sites line up? Various religious and scientific writers from different countries expanded on his ideas throughout the next 40 years, but it wasn’t until John Michell’s 1969 The View Over Atlantis that the ley lines became more than a scientific question. Michell brought forth the New Age movement into the discussion, and this is where scientists really get sassy. Scientists argue that any direct line which connects one ancient site to the next is merely coincidence, and that there are many scientific tools which determines energy that cannot find substantial proof that the ley lines hold more energy than other places. The term “telluric” energy is used to describe the energy from the ley lines, which simply means “earth current.” There are scientific tools that can measure telluric energies, and yet, maybe the ley lines hold energies that are yet to be determined by science. Every single day, science is being redefined by new discoveries, and scientists often state that they cannot determine something simply because they do not have enough information concerning that topic. Many ancient wells and worship sites were literally built over by Christians to take over the ancient religions, and yet, maybe these early Christians were also aware of an increase in energy at that specific place. You can Google your own state and even city to look for the ley lines where you live, and maybe it will explain why certain areas are more populated with certain types of people than others. The land may repel and/or draw people based on energies. Being an academic as well as a psychic makes me always look for both logic, as well as spiritual proof. And I also know that whenever there is “merely a coincidence,” it isn’t just a coincidence–especially on such a grand scale. Here is a website which has many maps of ley lines throughout the world: Ley-lines
 
 
 
 
Finally, we look Within: As the Spring Equinox (Ostara) is on the Full Moon next week, I want to examine what this equinox holds for us. All of the Equinoxes are times of balance–it is when the balance of light and dark shift (such as the Summer and Winter Solstices), as well as the balance of time (Spring and Fall Equinoxes). The time that we spend with others, versus being by ourselves, is one major thing to examine during Ostara. We are always seeing little quizzes online of how much of an introvert/extrovert are you? People like to define themselves based on these terms, and then they do not want to change at all. There should not be any judgement of others based on where they may fall into these categories, but we should also try and branch out of our comfort zone a bit. Some people only feel comfortable with other people and are afraid to be alone, while others hate being around others, and avoid people at all costs. I think there needs to be a balance of these two extremes, for humans are complex creatures who need both time to reflect alone, as well as the need to socialize. Another balance that should be examine at this time is how much time do you spend inside versus outside? Obviously, the weather can control our actions concerning this point right now. Yet, many people see being outside as a burden or an inconvenience, for it may mess up their hair or make-up, and wild animals can affect your day (watch out for deer on the roads! birds can poop on your head!). I think our modern conveniences can allow people to prefer an artificial environment, and also make us not appreciate the actual outdoors. Even the act of growing a simple plant by yourself can bring about an awareness of how nature works and how we can take our food for granted (one hailstorm during a summer day took out my entire garden that took 2 months to grow–luckily, I can go to the grocery store to buy food, but in ancient times, this could be detrimental to people). Look at what needs balance within your life right now, and meditate on ways to bring about that balance. Is it the food you consume? The amount of sleep you receive? How much or little time you spend with your friends and family? Take some time next Wednesday’s Full Moon Spring Equinox to analyze these things.
 
I actually will be examining this balancing of energies in my Ostara class on Saturday, March 23rd. You will need to pre-register for this class, in order that I have enough snacks, as well as eggs that we will decorate concerning our own personal growth. I still have room in my Reiki I Attunement on Saturday, March 30th–Reiki is a non-touch healing that you will be attuned to, in order to heal others and your pets! Cost is $200 per person, and you need to pre-register for this class, in order that I have enough handbooks made. I am very excited about two new classes that I have created: Basic Dreamwork (Saturday, April 6th) is a 1 hour class on how to interpret your dreams, and also how to do lucid dreaming, and my third class on Goddesses of the world–Goddesses of Peace (Saturday, April 20th). This class will look at various goddesses who embodied peace, mediation, and happiness, and how to work with Them! And don’t forget about my March sales that are listed on my website: Awen and Ostara oils, fertility charms, and houseblessings and cleansings are just a few of these amazing deals!
 
Many Springtime blessings,
Andarta

April 2019
Happy April, everyone! I am so sad about the cathedral of Notre-Dame, not only as a scholar and lover of historical buildings, but as a person who was honored to have lived in France for a while and experienced such amazing sights! I just hope that they are able to save as much of the building as possible. Let us get to the monthly info:
 
First, we look to the Sky: I hope you all have been able to see the first picture of a black hole that has been circulating around social media–the advances in science and technology never ceases to amaze me! The Full Moon in Libra opposite Uranus will be on Friday, April 19th, and this moon energy will make you feel a bit restless and impulsive in your search for balance. The Dark Moon will be on Friday, May 3rd, followed by the New Moon on Saturday, May 4th in Taurus. This New Moon may be a bit of a struggle for us all, as it is the earthy Taurus wanting stability with new beginnings coming from this moon phase. But it can also bring about fantastic career and financial changes, which are grounded in Taurus. We already have Jupiter in retrograde, going from April 10th to August 11th. This will bring about spiritual and philosophical introspection, specifically concerning romantic and intimate relationships. And Pluto will go retrograde from April 24th to October 3rd and will be influence by Saturn, so there will be a lot of energy put into hard work and business. But Pluto retrograde also brings up major fears, usually stemming from past life karma.
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we have experienced two “Bomb Cyclone” storms in the past month here in Denver, as well as across the Midwest, I thought it would be helpful to examine what exactly that means. A bomb cyclone, specifically called Explosive Cyclogenesis, is an extratropical cyclonic combination of hot and cold air masses colliding in a low-pressure area. The change in pressure is reliant on the latitude of the storm, and is usually occurs during the winter (but it can also happen during the summer). This storm can produce 74-95 MPH winds and give heavy precipitation. Climate change is linked to this unusual jet stream behavior because the Gulf of Mexico is warmer than usual, due to the global warming. Climate change also contributes to the intensity of the storms, for the warmer weather supercharges these winter storms. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to prevent these bomb cyclones, other than to reverse climate change.  While I wish I could say that we have seen the last of them, unless we can reverse the climate change issues, they will continue and even become more prevalent the warmer the earth gets. So let us all continue our own ways of trying to prevent climate change!
 
Finally, we look to Within: Ah, the lusty month of May! Soon, it will be May 1st–Beltaine–which is one of the major sabbats for modern pagans to celebrate. It is an ancient fertility rite, where people would dance under the May pole and have sexual encounters outside in the woods. Sexuality is a sacred celebration for us pagans, as was in ancient times. Sex was not viewed as a sin or evil, but a time when the people, the animals, and even the gods would procreate. This was usually done before any marriages or handfastings would take place, in order to ensure that the couple was indeed fertile and a good match (any marriages would usually take place at the Lammas gatherings on August 1st, when the Tribes would gather together). At this time of year, it is a space where you can examine your own beliefs and feelings concerning your own sexuality. Are you a giving lover, or is it only about your own needs and desires? Are you honest with yourself (and others?) about your own sexual orientation? And do you feel the need to be in a relationship, in order to have sex, or do you avoid relationships and focus solely on short sexual encounters? Examine these questions within your own lives during this lusty time of year!
 
I am looking forward to my fourth goddess class this Saturday: this one is on the Goddesses of Peace, Happiness, and Joy. If you have been desiring these elements within your life but cannot seem to find out how, join me for this 2 hour class. The Fae, or Fairies, are also significant to the energies of Beltaine, so I will be bringing back my Faerie Magick class on Saturday, May 4th. And for those of you who are Empaths that struggle to be around other people’s energies, my Shielding and Aura Magick class will be on Saturday, May 25th. This semester is almost over, so I will be changing my office hours back to my regular schedule when it is towards the end of May. And don’t forget about my April sales that are still going on! Reiki is $100 for an hour until the end of April, so make sure to contact me to set up an appointment!
 
Many lusty blessings,
Andarta

May 2019
Happy May, everyone! I hope that your spring is bringing forth positive energies to you, and the seeds that you had planted back at the Spring Equinox is blossoming within you! Let us get to the energies of this month:
 
First, we look to the Sky: This Saturday, May 18th is the Full Moon in Scorpio, and also in the constellation of Lupus the Wolf. This will bring forth a lot of emotional closures, as well as aggression and self-centered disagreements. The New Moon on Monday, June 3rd is in Gemini, and this will bring forth new choices and beginnings that may stem from the stressful full moon two weeks beforehand. The three planets that have been in retrograde since April are as follows: Saturn (April 29-September 18), which enforces karma and structure, but may slow down your energy towards work; Pluto (April 24-October 3), which brings up many shadows of your past, as well as past lives, that need to be worked through; and Jupiter (April 10-August 11), which places us all on a spiritual journey that forces us to look within ourselves. There will also be a geomagnetic storm today and tomorrow because of three coronal mass ejections from a giant sun spot–these tend to make everyone extra anxious and sensitive, so make sure to ground!
 
Next, we look to the Land: I wanted to look at fallow lands, for many people are not aware of this practice, as many farmers do not perform this anymore. In order for plants to grow, they need to soak up the nutrients within the soil. In ancient times (and very few farmers today), the farmer would allow one part of the land to sit fallow for one season–this means that they would not plant anything there, in order for the land to regain the nutrients that it lost from the last crop cycle. If you have a garden that you like to grow various plants, it is a good practice to rotate the types of plants each year to ensure that the land is replenishing the nutrients that each plant uses. And also make sure to allow a part of your garden to lay fallow each year for these reasons. Each type of plant uses different types of nutrients, so this is why rotating the different plants is just as important as allowing each section to lay fallow each year. It is also a great idea to put various fertilizers and enzymes within your soil each growing season. Many crops are planted over and over again in the same place, yet this sucks all of the nutrients dry from the soil, creating unhealthy crops and land. We need to be more aware of what we put into the soil (including avoiding any pesticides!), as well as allowing this ancient practice to come alive again.
 
Finally, we look Within: Each one of us is a reflection of the land itself, and as with each plant that needs nutrients, in order to grow outside of the ground, so do we need spiritual nutrients within ourselves to grow spiritually. If you feel that you have given so much of yourself to others that there is nothing left within you, then you will not be able to blossom. If you hold negative energies, such as fear, anger, and jealousy within yourself, then you are holding yourself back from growing in this “unhealthy soil.” You can even look to the actual foods that you eat, as to how your body functions. The more unhealthy food you intake, the less your body can function properly. Focus each day on containing positive energy within you, such as love, joy, and peace, and you will be able to grow spiritually with each experience that you have along your personal journey! Celebrate yourself, love yourself, and most importantly, heal yourself!
 
Anyone who has a hard time blocking other people’s negative energies from themselves would greatly benefit from my Shielding and Aura Magick class on Saturday, May 25th from 10-12 pm. I have some new classes this summer that I am very excited to hold: Basic Astrology on Saturday, June 1st from 10-11, Basic Dreamwork on Saturday, June 15th from 2-3, and the latest Goddess class–Goddesses of Love and Beauty on Saturday, June 8th from 10-12. This class will be looking at the various love goddesses, in order to bring love into your life, as well as how to feel empowered in your own beauty. Make sure to contact me to sign up for this class! And don’t forget about my May sales, which are listed on my website, including Beltaine and Faerie Magick oils, Psychic Enhancement spell kits, fertility charms, and my Wiccaning services. Also, let me know how your Wheel of the Year readings are going so far this year, as well as what you think of my Wheel of the Year reading for all of us that I posted on New Year’s Day on my Facebook page!
 
Many Beltaine blessings to you all,
Andarta

June 2019
Happy June, everyone! As the days grow longer, and the Summer Equinox comes closer to us, I hope that you are enjoying the (almost) summer sun, which allows us to spend more time outside! There are many exciting things coming to us, so let us get to the newsletter!
 
First, we look to the Sky: Things are about to get very interesting in the next few weeks concerning the star, sun, moon, and planets energies! The Strawberry Full Moon in Sagittarius will be on Monday, June 17th. As Jupiter is square Neptune and Saturn is sextile Neptune during this full moon, this brings about the manifestation of our hopes and dreams! Make sure to envision your own dreams on this powerful night! Two weeks later, we have the New Moon on the night of a total Solar Eclipse on Tuesday, July 2nd. This new moon with the solar eclipse will bring about optimism, honor, and good health, while continuing the manifestation of our wishes from the Full Moon. And just looking a bit farther ahead than usual, we will have the next Full Moon on Tuesday, July 16th during a partial Lunar eclipse. This Full moon will bring about strength, specifically for women’s issues and feminism challenging the controlling patriarchy because this will be influenced by Pluto. This will intensify emotions and confronting power-over issues. As I have mentioned in previous newsletters, when we have a New Moon with a Solar Eclipse followed two weeks later by a Full Moon with a Lunar Eclipse, this creates a portal in the astral realm, bringing forth many spiritual beings. I always get very busy with house cleansings after these portals open, and it is interesting that I already had one this week, and one next week (but these are for cleansing and putting protection up, which is very smart to do before these portals open). We already have three planets in retrograde: Jupiter (April 10-August 11) in Sagittarius, which intensifies spiritual growth and internal reflection; Pluto (April 24-October 3) in Capricorn focuses on looking deeply within yourself to release any fears and to find your inner power, especially through hard work; and Saturn (April 29-September 18) in Capricorn is revealing your own karma of this life time, as well as past lives (so you may be feeling that you are doing the same life lesson over and over again–you are until you figure it out!). We will have a fourth planet go retrograde–Neptune (June 21-November 27) in Pisces will have us look at our hopes and dreams from our watery subconscious, in order to channel these into inspirational actions. Notice the themes of hopes and dreams in various astrological aspects here–we need to look within ourselves to find what *we* want, not what others want of us or for us. And Neptune going retrograde is on the same day of the Summer Equinox, which will be explored later.
 
Next, we look to the Land: Right after I posted the last newsletter, there was an amazing discovery within the land here in the Denver Metro area! Another dinosaur skeleton was found in the southern Metro area of Highland’s Ranch! More Dinosaur Bones Found at Highlands Ranch Construction Site | 5280

 

 
They are still trying to figure out what kind of horned dinosaur it was, but the scientists at Denver Nature and Science Museum are hard at work to determine which kind it was. Most people do not think of dinosaurs when they think of Spirit Animals, but these creatures hold many secrets to our planet that we have yet to understand. The dinosaurs lived between 248 and 65 million years ago, so they hold such ancient energies from a time when humans were not even on the planet. Finding remains such as these literally and figuratively bring to the surface more information of these time phases of our planet. Bringing forth ancient energies like the dinosaurs into this modern world can create intense feelings within ourselves, for we are tapping into our own soul’s memories and experiences. If you have always been drawn to dinosaurs, here are a few descriptions of some dinosaurs as Animal Guides: Shamanism Animal Spirit Guides Core

 

 
 
Finally, we look Within: Litha, or the Summer Equinox, is on Friday, June 21st this year. As with all of the equinoxes, this is a time of balance. This is the longest day of the year, and after Midsummer, we start to descend into the dark half of the year. Working with the Sun energies during this time, especially with the energies of Neptune going retrograde on that day and bringing our hopes and dreams to our consciousness, as well as in-between the Solar and Lunar Eclipses, brings about a *very* powerful time to look at what you want to manifest in your own life. Bring to light (the Sun) what you truly want in your life, and utilize the energies of the other planets in retrograde to set you on the next phase of your path. Watch the Sun set that night while examining these hopes and dreams that are deep within you. You can even write down these hopes and dreams on a piece of paper: burn it while the Sun sets in your own Midsummer fire to further bring forth that passion which comes from fire. While there may be many negative things that are going on in our world today, you do not need to accept these as your own Truth! Make sure your karma is aligned with these hopes and dreams, so that what you put out into the world is what you really want to receive.
 
I am very excited to be heading to Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas in the middle of July! Don’t forget my June sales that are going on until June 30th (they are listed on my website). I have my Past Life Regression Workshop on sale for $35 per person on Saturday, June 22nd, so if you have been wanting to do a regression, now is the time to sign up! And if you live in the Denver Metro area and are wanting to have your house cleansed and protection placed within it, just contact me ASAP to schedule a time. These do take longer than a regular reading or reiki session, so I have to schedule them around the times I am in the office.
 
Many fiery blessings,
Andarta

July 2019
Happy July, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Independence Day, and that your summer is filled with happiness and celebrations! There is so much to cover in this newsletter, so we are just going to get to the details.
 
First, we look to the Sky: Oh my, the astrological energies have been out of this world lately! As I had warned at the beginning of the year, this part of 2019 is filled with so much emotional and even confrontation energies, that many people are having a difficult time right now. Please note: you are not alone! Everyone is feeling all types of crazy right now! We already have 5 planets in retrograde right now: Mercury (July 7-31st) is in conjuncture with Mars, so this is making communication and interactions with others intense and combative, and it is also square with Uranus, making people impulsive; Neptune (June 21st-November 27th) in Pisces helps you to focus on your dreams, aspirations, and inner tranquility, while being grounded in reality; Saturn (April 29-September 18) in Capricorn is really tossing people for a loop because it is blurring past, present, and future, while bringing forth karmic lessons; Pluto (April 24-October 3) in Capricorn focuses on deep issues, changes, and transformations through hard work; and Jupiter (April 10-August 11) in Sagittarius is making everyone review their ideals, philosophy, and spiritual views. Jupiter and Uranus are going to tag-team swap on August 11, and Uranus is going to be retrograde until January 10, 2020: this will bring about positive exciting changes in both your love life and finances, where you are focusing on inner freedom. As you can see, not everything is negative when planets go retrograde, but it does make us all feel a bit out of sorts when there are SO MANY different emotions going at once (and Mercury really is not helping this time around). Another thing that is causing a lot of intense feelings (besides just being in watery Cancer right now) are these moon phases and eclipses. The New Moon with the Full Solar Eclipse a couple of weeks ago was a very positive, but intense energy that brought about new ideas and desires for change (and not everyone likes change!). We have the Full Moon with a partial Lunar Eclipse this Tuesday in Capricorn, and as this is in close conjunction to Pluto, it is going to bring powerful and confrontational energies, as well as compulsive behaviors and power struggles (this may explain why these ICE raids are starting today). We have a special moon phase this month, for we have a rare Black Moon, which is a second New Moon in a month on Wednesday, July 31st. As this New Moon is a second new beginning (third with the solar eclipse?), it will bring about new opportunities, but you have to make sure your words and actions are *very clear and focused*, for that is the last day of Mercury Retrograde. AND as this Black Moon is in Leo and Venus is square Uranus, this is going to bring about great stress, anxiety, and unexpected changes, especially in finances and love lives. This Black Moon will also be influenced by the two stars called the Ascelli, which brings about impatience and aggression. And we FINALLY get to the middle of August, when the next Full Moon is on Thursday, August 15th at Aquarius opposite Venus. This will cause tensions, specifically in romantic relationships. So the astrological moral of the story: take care of yourself, keep as grounded as possible, and make sure the words you speak, as well as the actions you perform are positive, for Lord Saturn retrograde, Mr. Karma himself, will ensure that you learn these life lessons one way or the other!
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we near Lammas, August 1st, I thought it would be important to look at one of the ancient practices at this time: decorating and visiting springs and wells. Specifically, I wanted to look at hot springs and their healing powers that we ALL could use right about now. A hot spring is a geothermally heated groundwater that rises to the Earth’s crust. There are actually many types of hot springs found around the world, and not all hot springs are safe in which humans can emerge. The reason why humans have gravitated to hot springs for healing for centuries is because, as the temperature of the water is hotter than usual and can contain more dissolved solids than cold water, it has a higher mineral content. This could be calcium, lithium, and even radium. These minerals, as well as the warmth of the water, can help with all sorts of physical ailments. I have found that these hot springs are also fantastic for helping cleanse your spiritual and emotional selves. I try to make a quarterly trip to a hot spring, for I find that it helps me to release any energetic “junk” that I have collected through readings and Reiki, for even us healers need to heal! Some tips for going to a hot spring: drink a LOT of water before, during, and after going into the waters! The minerals strip your body of toxins, which actually can dehydrate you (I know, it’s weird thinking that water can make you dehydrated). Take frequent breaks, for you do not realize how much the water may affect you and actual make you feel tired. I take snacks with me to consume during these breaks to keep my energy levels up, but make sure they are healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Your body is not going to re-power itself on junk! And finally, take a journal with you: while I am taking my breaks and when I am finally done, I often write down any information that I receive from my Guides. I really focus on releasing any negative energies and emotions that I have been carrying with me: the water will cleanse it and me, and return the energy to the Source. With all of the crazy energies going on right now, I think we all could use a little pampering and self-care!
 
Finally, we look Within: As Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is near, and this is the first harvest, we often focus on the Tribal gatherings that would occur during this time in ancient societies. This was when the different tribes would gather: feasts, trade, games, and marriages would all take place during these gatherings. Yet we all need to look a bit deeper at this harvest, for we can get caught up in all of the social activities taking place. This harvest was when various harvest gods would sacrifice themselves for the rest of the tribe. I wanted to look at all of our sacrifices that we make or do not make for ourselves and our community: What do you sacrifice for others? What *should* you sacrifice? And what do you sacrifice for yourself? These can be very challenging questions, for some people are perpetual givers, to the point that they self-sacrifice when it is not in their best interest, while other people are perpetual takers, never giving of themselves to others because of their own self-interests. Finding healthy boundaries is vital for your own physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental selves. Never saying “no” makes a person feel very empty and hollow because they are always trying to please everyone else. And if a person expects everyone to sacrifice their free time, money, and energies to take care of them, then they are filled with ego and only worried about themselves. Take some time to examine how much and what you sacrifice in relation to the others around you.
 
I am very excited to be heading to Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, and I will be doing private readings there, as well as readings and classes at the metaphysical shop Crescent Springs in Overland Park, Kansas on Saturday. I will be back in the office on Tuesday, the 23rd of July. I will be there through that week, and having my Animal Magick class on Saturday, July 27th. So if you have been wanting to learn about your Animal Totems, Animal Guides, and Familiars, then please join me for this two hour class and meditation! Don’t forget about my sales this month concerning your animals health, which is all listed on my website. I will be embarking on our annual Lammas gathering with my Tribe Sunday, July 28th through August 2nd, so I will be unavailable for readings and Reiki during this time. I am already scheduling sessions for Saturday, August 3rd, so contact me to set up an appointment!
 
Many harvest blessings to you all!
Andarta

August 2019

Happy August, everyone! I hope that the ending of your summer is wrapping up nicely, and you are staying as cool as can be (although it may seem like Summer is never-ending for some of you!). Make sure to check out my August sales on my website before they expire! Let’s get to the newsletter.
 
First, we look to the Sky: I am sure everyone is rejoicing that Mercury is no longer Retrograde! This last month was absolutely a challenging time with all of those planets in retrograde at the same time! We still have four planets in retrograde, though: Neptune (June 21st-November 27th) in Pisces helps you to focus on your dreams, aspirations, and inner tranquility, while being grounded in reality; Saturn (April 29-September 18) in Capricorn is really tossing people for a loop because it is blurring past, present, and future, while bringing forth karmic lessons; Pluto (April 24-October 3) in Capricorn focuses on deep issues, changes, and transformations through hard work; and Uranus in Taurus (August 11-January 10, 2020) will bring about positive exciting changes in both your love life and finances, where you are focusing on inner freedom. The Full Moon is tonight in Aquarius opposite Venus, so this moon can bring about some issues or tension within romantic relationships. Yet this full moon helps us to focus more on the home and family life, bringing forth prosperity and harmony between family members. The New Moon on Friday, August 30th is in Virgo, which joins with Mars, so it brings out your own passions in life (start something new or re-energize a project that you are passionate about!). And the Full Moon on Saturday, September 14th is in Pisces joining Neptune, where there may be some intense moodiness, anger, and tests of faith. This Full Moon is also in Constellation Phoenix, so this is the perfect time to bring forth positive transformation and changes within your life.
 
Next, we look to the Land: As we are full-force into the harvesting season, I thought it would be delightful to examine the fine art of fermentation, specifically to make alcohol! Since the Neolithic age, humans have harvested fruits, honey, and grains to eat, as well as to create alcoholic beverages. Fermentation is the metabolic breaking down of a substance, such as grapes, wheat, and honey, by bacteria, yeasts, and other microorganisms. It can be used to preserve foods, such as pickles. The sugar is converted to ethyl alcohol, which is essentially a poisoning for the human body, which is why humans have effects such as slurred speech, inability to physically function properly, and gives humans a “hang-over” (which means that you are severely dehydrated). Alcohol was used in most ancient spiritual rituals, and there were actually many deities who were worshiped specifically to help with the creation of wine, beer, or other alcohol. They usually had separate (better) alcohol for the ceremonies than just for daily consumption or celebration. From my goddess research, I have uncovered a few goddesses who were honored for their connections to wine, beer, or mead, and they usually were agricultural goddesses as well. Here is a short list, if you are curious!

 

Ninkasi—Sumerian goddess of beer making
Siduri—Babylonian goddess of ale
Tenenet/Zenenet–Egyptian goddess of beer making and childbirth
Uroica—Breton goddess of heather, heather wine, and summer
Libera—Roman goddess of wine and agriculture
Meditrina—Roman goddess of healing, wine, herbs, and magical formulas
Oenotropae, The—Greek goddesses “women who could change into wine”,
Mbaba Mwana Waresa—South African rain goddess; introduced beer to people.
 
Finally, we look Within: As we are harvesting the spiritual seeds that we have planted back at the Spring Equinox, we are looking at our own growth. Our spiritual growth relies on us being honest with ourselves. Something that we reap and harvest concerning our own spiritual growth is our karmic debt. This can be concerning your karma from this lifetime, as well as past lives. It is a bit more complicated than if you do X action, then you receive X back. Our own karma is bound to us from lifetime to lifetime, and it is up to us as to whether we face this karma or ignore it (and do it over and over again). I find that this makes our choices simpler, for we are not necessarily worrying about an omnipotent god watching our every move to see if we mess up (whew! I got away with that word, action, etc.!). Some people try to escape or ignore their own karma through various vices, such as alcohol (oh no! the ancient goddesses of beer!), drugs, sex, or other addictions, but we cannot escape ourselves. A very difficult lesson is moderation in all things, and even the ancient gods teach us these things. So the karma that we create is bound to us until we face it and move on. This causes us to be much more aware of every thought, word, and action that we do, for all of this has reactions and causes throughout the world.  Yes, it sucks to not be able to do an action that holds lower energy but would bring us money, fame, or sex, but ultimately, it ensures that we are learning what is truly important in life. We harvest food from this physical world, yet everything in nature also has a spiritual aspect to it. It is only the man-made objects that does not have a spiritual imprint (this is why money and objects in themselves ultimately do not make us happy). So, while we are looking at the physical world of harvest, we can see how this physical world can be a gateway to the spiritual.
 
Make sure to contact me if you want to set up a reading during August while my readings are on sale! I have more time during my Saturdays, as I am taking a break from the spiritual classes this month. I also have some spell kits and oils that are specifically working with the Sun energy for courage on sale. I do look forward to teaching Pagan 101 again at the Denver Pagan Pride–the date has been moved to September 7th, so make sure to check their website to get the details! I also am bringing back my Money and Career Magick class on September 14th, in case you are wanting to make some financial changes within your life. This class is actually on the Full Moon, so we will be using that positive moon energy to send forth your desires for a career or money change. I am super excited to be doing readings at the Naughty Ball on September 21st! I will be donating all of the proceeds to their charity, the Human Kindness Project!
 
Many harvest blessings to you,
Andarta
 

September 2019

Happy September, everyone! It has been so exciting to wake up the past few days with an actual chill in the air–Autumn is indeed approaching here in the Rockies (in fact, it snowed a couple nights ago up in the mountains!)! I am looking forward to the leaves turning the different shades and falling, reminding us all the beauty of letting things go that no longer serve us. Let us get to the newsletter.

First, we look to the Sky: That Full Moon on Friday the 13th was a very intense and emotional one! We have the next New Moon in Libra on Saturday, September 28th, and this new moon will bring us love, enjoyment, and good fortune! Make sure to send out your hopes and wishes that night. The next Full Moon will be on Sunday, October 13th, and this is the Full Hunter’s or Blood Moon. This moon, which will be in Aquarius, will appear larger than usual because it will rise around sunset, making it seem bigger. As far as planets in retrograde, we are down to four, and Saturn is almost direct (April 29-September 18th). Saturn has been making time seem really fluid, for past, present, and future have been blurring together, and our karma has been dictating a lot of our life lessons (some have been struggling with their karma). Pluto retrograde (April 24th-October 3rd) in Capricorn has been bringing up serious work from the underworld–this has been difficult for those of us who are struggling with any recent deaths, or holding on to someone who has crossed over. Neptune retrograde in Pisces has been a tad challenging (June 21st-November 27th) because as Jupiter is square Neptune, making some of us disappointed in some faith or beliefs we hold dear, and Saturn sextile Neptune helps us to stay grounded in reality concerning these beliefs which have been challenged. But I am actually happy that Uranus is retrograde (August 11-January 10th), for this brings about changes in love and finances! As the focus for my sales in September are career and finances, I have been utilizing the energies of Uranus retrograde.
Next, we look to the Land: As this month’s theme at Psychic Healers of Avalon is Career and Finances, I wanted to examine the origins of currency in relation to the land. Before money was created, people would pay or trade with things they would make or retrieve from the earth. Tools, weapons, livestock, food, spices, gems, services, and unfortunately, even slaves were all considered forms of currency. The more rare an object, especially any spices, salt, and crystals, the more value it held. People would trade objects that they had in abundance for things they needed, and in the Celtic societies, these bartering times were during the Lammas (Lughnasad) gatherings of which I wrote last month. A few months ago, I posted on my website that I would be happy to trade readings with those who have found themselves in a difficult situation and needed some psychic guidance because I do honor the value of services and objects, not just currency. Money was not even created until about 1,200 years ago, the British sterling pound being the first form of currency that has been found, and yet we have a hard time envisioning our lives without money. Money made lives easier when trading across lands and sea–it was much more portable than taking along livestock or other objects. But money has become even more intangible, where we don’t even need to carry it with us–bank and credit cards, and even apps which transfer moneys, allows for instant payments. And I am sure our ancestors would be completely confused concerning bitcoins! Objects and money have value only when we give it value–a celebrity can make a pair of shoes, perfume, or any other object worth more simply because they endorse it, and things like bitcoins only have value because we say that they do. Taking some time this month to look at the various objects you have in your home may bring ideas of abundance into perspective when you feel that you are lacking or “poor.”
Finally, we look Within: The Autumn Equinox is almost upon us! Monday, September 23rd is Mabon, which was considered the second harvest in some cultures. While most of us do not have to worry about a literal harvesting of food for survival, we can look to what abundance we do have in our lives, and learn lessons of gratitude. Each equinox is a balancing of power within both the earth and stars, and we can look within ourselves to work on any imbalances we may have. As Autumn approaches, life starts to slow down, and we find ourselves indoors a bit more at a time due to the weather. Many scientists and psychologists have done research on the science of gratitude, and they have shown that people who express thankfulness and mindfulness on a daily basis are happier and more fulfilled. This is because we are transferring our energies of the stuff we want, to the stuff we already have attained: these people are not looking for the meaning of life, love, or happiness in objects but in experiences and relationships. I honestly believe that because our physical survival no longer revolves around living off the land, we have become disconnected from the lessons from the lands. This in turn makes us shift our idea of happiness to stuff–we have to “harvest” something, so let’s go to the mall and buy more things to try and make us happy. There are many ways that you can work on gratitude within your own life: writing an abundance journal on a daily or weekly basis, making sure to express your thankfulness to the ones you love, and even volunteering at shelters and food banks. I also think that if we each take some time the next couple of weeks to really LOOK throughout each room in our homes, we can find an object or two that we really do not need or want. Don’t hold onto objects just because someone gave it to you–if you do not find value in it, then pass it along to someone who would. Examine your relationship with stuff and objects, as well as be more mindful of your own abundance through gratitude: these are important lessons that the equinox can help us to balance out in this time of harvesting.
I am looking forward to doing readings at the Naughty Ball this Saturday coming up from 8 pm to 1 am! I will be donating all of the proceeds to their chosen charity: The Humankindness Project! I am starting up the Hallowquest Online Tarot studies again on Mabon! If you are wanting to learn about the tarot, as well as the Arthurian legends, contact me to get registered! And I also have a Past Life Regression Workshop coming up on Saturday, September 28th, so if you are wanting to learn about your past lives, karma, and soul mates, register for this two hour class! There are still a couple of weeks left for my September sales, so make sure to contact me for any of the spell kits, oils, and crystals that are on sale. I have had some people ask about online or videos of the classes I teach: some of them can be done over a video chat, such as my Career and Money Magick class, and I condense it to one hour when it is just one to one. If you want to do a video chat of this class, just let me know and we can schedule it this month–I will honor the $40 for that specific class throughout September.
Many Autumn

blessings, Andarta


October 2019

Happy October, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the weather cooling down, as well as the various fun Autumn activities that are to be had! The crisp breeze in the mornings are a welcome relief from that sweltering hot we were experiencing! Let us get to the newsletter.

First, we look to the Sky: The Full Blood moon was this past Sunday, so I hope you all were able to see the moon in all of her glory that night! The New Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus will be on Sunday, October 27th, and as Scorpio is opposite Uranus, things are going to be a bit chaotic, impulsive, and restless. So make sure to wear some grounding stones right before and after this date. But as we lead up to the Full Moon in Taurus on Tuesday, November 12th, things should hopefully calm down with that grounding Taurus energy. This Full moon helps to manifest your dreams and complete goals. What might be a little tricky is Mercury going Retrograde on Thursday, October 31st (Samhain!), and will be retrograde until Wednesday, November 20th. Luckily, this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio will not be as intense because it has influences from Venus, making us more aware of our friendship and romantic relationship communications. Neptune retrograde in Pisces has been a tad challenging (June 21st-November 27th) because as Jupiter is square Neptune, making some of us disappointed in some faith or beliefs we hold dear, and Saturn sextile Neptune helps us to stay grounded in reality concerning these beliefs which have been challenged. But  Uranus retrograde (August 11-January 10th) brings about changes in love and finances!
Next, we look to the Land: I have examined specific types of trees in previous newsletters, but I want to look at the concept of the Tree of Life or Tree of Knowledge that is found in just about all ancient cultures throughout the world. This icon of life or information for each culture is sacred because it embodies for which each culture strives to attain. The Norse believed in Yggdrasil, the world tree, which held up the different realms, the Bodhi tree in Buddhism is where Buddha sat and attained enlightenment, the Tree of Life in the Kabbalah has ten interconnected nodes which hold different energies, and even the Tree of Knowledge found in the Christian Bible represents the knowing that is sacred to that culture. It is interesting to me that the tree is the symbol of either life and/or knowledge, as opposed to a rock or other natural formation, for the ancient cultures may have looked to natural formations that were larger than themselves. It also shows the importance of trees to humans: shade, firewood, healing leaves, roots, and bark, as well as the various objects you can create from wood is something that permeated throughout all cultures, regardless of location. Yet, these sacred trees are not human form, nor are they animal in nature. They may have viewed these trees as being retainers of life and knowledge because human emotions could get in the way of this sense of knowing. They are living things, yet they can live much longer than many humans (some trees can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years!). And this may also be why there is the association of family with trees (Family Trees)–what is at the base (ancestor bones within the ground) feeds each generation that grows higher and farther away into an unknown future. 
Finally, we look Within: Samhain, October 31st, is very close, and this was a time to honor our beloved dead, as well as our ancestors of the past. Creating an Ancestor Altar can be an annual family activity which teaches our children about those whom we have loved and lost, as well as to honor those we never met. Putting items and objects which symbolized each person who was important to your life can bring them closer to you as the veils are thinnest. You can even put pictures and objects of your beloved pets who have crossed over onto the altar. Honoring our ancestors–people who are the roots of our family tree–is also very important to do, for it acknowledges their challenges from their times, and also makes you aware of what blood flows through your own veins. If you are adopted, this can be a more challenging thing to do, but you can make it more of an abstract Ancestors altar that calls upon those from different time periods in general, rather than specific. Unfortunately, as time goes on, you find that you have to add more to your Ancestor altar each year. This year, I have three more to add just from the past two months. It is never easy. But it is also a celebration of who these people were to you, and it helps to release the trauma, guilt, or any other lower energy feelings that we have been carrying around since their death. Thinking of the happy memories that we have of these loved ones can help us as we enter the dark half of the year, for they are always around us, whether we realize it or not.
I will be having an Ancestor Magick class on Saturday, October 26th from 1-3 pm, and we will be creating an Ancestor altar, as well as doing some meditations to work with our loved ones. I will be doing readings at the Paranormal Palace that night for charity, but I am available other evenings to do readings at any Halloween parties (this is one of my sales for this month–make sure to check out my website!). And my Basic Meditation class will be on Saturday, November 2nd from 10-11am. 
Many blessings,

Andarta


November 2019

Happy November, everyone! I hope that your Autumn has been filled with cooler weather, fallen leaves, and warm beverages! There is much to cover in this newsletter, as I am reviving some ideas I created back when I first started Psychic Healers of Avalon, so make sure to read in entirety!

First, we look to the Sky: The next New Moon will be in Sagittarius on Tuesday, November 26th, and this will awaken great energy towards rebellion and challenges. Mars is opposite Uranus during this New Moon, bringing out the most disruptive energies found in astrology, so make sure to keep yourself grounded and safe! But the Full Cold Moon in Gemini on Thursday, December 12th should bring new ideas and beliefs after that very powerful New Moon. Mercury, as most of you probably already know, went Retrograde on Thursday, October 31st, and will be retrograde until Wednesday, November 20th. Luckily, this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio will not be as intense because it has influences from Venus, making us more aware of our friendship and romantic relationship communications. Neptune retrograde in Pisces has been a tad challenging (June 21st-November 27th) because as Jupiter is square Neptune, making some of us disappointed in some faith or beliefs we hold dear, and Saturn sextile Neptune helps us to stay grounded in reality concerning these beliefs which have been challenged. But  Uranus retrograde (August 11-January 10th) brings about changes in love and finances!
Next, we look to the Land: My business has always had the title of Psychic Healers of Avalon, but I have never actually gone into the background and meaning of Avalon in the spiritual sense. Avalon has historically been associated with King Arthur and the various Arthurian legends that were written and told throughout the Medieval period. The word comes from the Welsh name Ynys Afallach, which means “The Isle of Apples,” and it’s sacredness has been written about for hundreds of years. Somerset, England is believed to be the physical location of The Isle of Apples, and Glastonbury Tor has the ancient St. Michael’s Tower atop a spiraling labyrinth. Within the Arthurian legends, it is told that the mortally wounded King Arthur was taken to Avalon by the priestesses of Avalon, and he would return when the land and people need him again. The monks of Glastonbury Abbey in 1190 claimed that they had the bones of both King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Avalon is a place known for many magical things, but it’s power ultimately resides within the magic of healing. I have been working with the energies of Avalon as a priestess and druid for many years now, and therefore, I connect with these energies to help others with their healing in all forms.  So this is a sacred land indeed!
Finally, we look Within: The past few newsletters, I have been exploring the various ways in which the different aspects of a person are interconnected. The physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional “selves” of a person are meshed together, so that when one of these “selves” is hurt or ill, then it affects all of the other “selves.” You are able to read all of my past newsletters on my website, for I have been archiving them so that people who have started receiving my newsletters more recently may read about the previous topics of which I have written. We are living in a very unstable time, and unfortunately my daily card draws that I post on my Andarta Facebook page reflects the ups and downs of our experiences. Between financial worries, political strife, and even climate disasters, we can all feel pretty overwhelmed. But I do the daily draws to show everyone that ultimately, we are social creatures, who are all affected by the same energies. So never feel that you are really alone–we all are in this space of uncertainty, and while it is not enjoyable to experience all of these worries and disasters, it does give us as a species a time and space to examine what is truly important to us as individuals AND a social collective. This New Moon coming up has the potential for great disaster, but it could also bring from within us our own strength to stand up for our greatest values. The only thing we each can control is ourselves–what we say and do, as well as what we do NOT say and do NOT do. I have found over the years great courage within the people who are not expected to even be standing–survivors of such horrible events that we marvel at their ability to keep trying. We need to support each other, and we ALSO need to heal and support ourselves. Those of us who identify as Empaths know very well how we can give every ounce of ourselves to others simply because we care. But we also have to see ourselves as people who need healing as well. We each deserve to treat ourselves better, for we can be our own harshest critics.
This holiday season, I am getting back to the basics–I am reviving a concept I created back when I first began this business: the Avalon Healing Program! Here is the mission statement for this business: “At Psychic Healers of Avalon, we are committed to helping you heal in all aspects of your life. Each healer associated with PHA contains integrity, honesty, and fairness, for we are bound by our personal oaths to Avalon and what it represents. This is why we have created something never seen before at a psychic business: a membership program, where each individual can tailor the services to their personal needs. Most people only visit psychic healers when things are at their worst: job loss, broken relationships, and overwhelming fears are the main reasons why people scramble to find a psychic for answers. But oftentimes, these issues could have been avoided if they focused on healing themselves in the good times, and not just the bad! Join the Avalon Healing Program to make a commitment to yourself, your family, and your friends.” These healing programs can be for yourself or for someone special. My standard rates for 30 minutes is $75 and for 60 minutes is $150, but with the packages, you are receiving a discount, as well as making your healing process a regular element of your life. This helps people to get out of that notion that you only go to healers when there is something wrong, but instead assists you on your own evolution, in the good times and bad.
The Avalon Healing Program is as follows:
Psychic Readings package:Three 30 minute readings for $175 Six 30 minute readings for $350Psychic Readings, Reiki, and/or Past Life Regression package:Three 60 minute readings, Reiki, and/or Past Life Regressions for $350Six 60 minute readings, Reiki, and/or Past Life Regressions for $650Private Classes which are focused on your own spiritual growth and learning (this does not include any reading materials or oracle tools that are purchased specifically for your class):Once a month 1 hour meetings: $50 each classTwo times a month 1 hour meetings: $45 each classOnce a week 1 hour meetings: $35 each class
As you can see on the Psychic Healers of Avalon website, I have a few of my coven sisters on here who are located throughout the United States. As stated within the mission statement, we all are committed to healing, and we possess integrity, honesty, and fairness. This may be aspects that we are not used to finding within this day and age, but it is because we are grounded within that ancient energy of Avalon that keeps us living and speaking truth. https://psychichealersofavalon.wordpress.com/
My November sales are posted on my website, so make sure to check them all out. Just a reminder concerning the Past Life Regression sale–these are one hour long, so make sure to keep that in mind when scheduling with me. I actually teach you how to do regressions on your own, so that after the session with me, you can do regressions on your own at home to continue your self-healing. I have five basic classes coming up that I am excited to bring back each weekend: Crystal Grids, Tarot, Meditation, Animal Magick, and Ritualcraft. My calendar of events on my Andarta Facebook page gives the specific dates and times for each class. And I will remind everyone in next month’s newsletter, but make sure to put on your calendar that I will be once again doing a LIVE Wheel of the Year reading for all of us at 1:00 pm MST New Year’s Day! It was so awesome seeing everyone logging in this year for the live reading! I will be closing the shop to spend time with my daughter, as well as for Yuletide festivities and celebrations from December 21-December 27th.
Many blessings,

Andarta 


December 2019

Greetings everyone, I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season, as well as any winter activities that you can perform in your part of the world (and summer activities for my people in the Southern Hemisphere!). Many of us have been experiencing some really intense energies lately because of the full moon, but I am excited to let you all know of some fantastic positive energies coming our way!
First, we look to the Sky: We are down to one planet in retrograde, and this one is actually bringing about some positive changes within our lives! Uranus is retrograde until January 10th, 2020, and this brings forth exciting positive changes, but not too quickly, as it is in Taurus. The second positive change comes to us on Saturday, December 21st, which is the Winter Solstice, or Yule. This is the longest night of the year, and it brings forth new beginnings with the coming of the Sun. Each day, the Sun is in the sky a bit longer, and this was honored in all ancient societies with various births of Sun Gods. The third positive change is on Thursday, December 26th, where there will be a solar eclipse on a New Moon in Capricorn. Both the Solar Eclipse and New Moons harkens fantastic new starts to whatever it is we are needing in our lives. As the Sun and Moon are in alignment with Jupiter on this New Moon, this brings forth fortune and good luck! Everyone is aware of people making resolutions on New Year’s Day, where they want to start a new, positive pattern or cycle within their own lives (this is the fourth positive change). As I have mentioned in previous newsletters, Solar Eclipses on New Moons followed by Full Moon Eclipses (which will be on Friday, January 10th of next year–the last day of Uranus retrograde!) open up this 2 week portal, which intensifies any energies around us. With all of these positive new beginnings, we all need to be conscious of how we want to utilize this portal energies. The fifth, and final positive change comes in the form of the Full Wolf Moon Eclipse is in Cancer, which makes us more conscious of our relationships and emotions. These are so many energy-charged times in the next four weeks, that we all need to be very mindful of what new beginnings and changes that we want within our own lives, as well as our society. We will be working with all of these energies in my Transformation class, which is held on Saturday, December 28th. I offer this class only once a year, and this one will be packed with potential for positive transformations in all of your lives, whether it be career, love, and/or any other aspects of your life. So make sure to contact me to get your name on the class list!
Next, we look to the Land: Many of you may be aware of the concept of Sacred Geometry, especially in relation to man-made buildings, such as pyramids and other religious buildings. But I want to examine the sacred geometry that we can find within the natural realm. Sacred Geometry is being aware of various geometric shapes and how they hold sacred and symbolic meanings. This also implements Sacred Numerology, based on the meanings of each number of sides, as well as degrees within angles of these shapes. The Chambered Nautilus shell grows at a constant rate, creating a logarithmic spiral, and Honeybees create perfect hexagonal cells to hold their honey. Leaves on various plants can have the Fibonacci sequence, where the plants can have the spiral phyllotaxis going both clockwise and counter-clockwise (such as with pine cones and pineapples), while other plant leaves can have bilateral or mirrored symmetry. Snowflakes have a six-fold symmetry, and various crystals can naturally be created with cubic or five-fold symmetry. There are endless examples of Sacred Geometry which are naturally formed on our planet, further proving the magical and sacred aspects of everything on our planet that humans have no part in this creation. When you are able to spend some descent time outside next, try to find some sacred geometry which exists right around you. Once you start to identify these patterns within nature, you can actually apply the magical exercises which utilize sacred geometry to these patterns which are around you already. 
Finally, we look Within: I have spent some time already looking at the different astrological times which brings about new beginnings. Some people are afraid of new beginnings because it ultimately is a change–people hate change! Many people would rather stay in a miserable situation because they are familiar with it, than to try for a more positive situation, where the outcome is unknown. But the only constant in life is change! Spend some time within the next few days to look at what you are not happy about in your own life. Are you being honest with yourself concerning your job? Your relationships (romantic, family, friends, etc.)? Your health? Was there a goal that you used to desire more than anything in life, but you never achieved it? Is that something you would still want? If so, how can you go about bringing that goal to reality? These astrological times coming up can help you bring about any new beginnings within your life, but you have to want it deep within yourself! You must believe in yourself and your goals, and visualize them coming into being, or they will not happen! This is the time of magic, where you dig deep within your beautiful soul to see what your heart truly desires!
I want to thank you all for an amazing 2019! I do appreciate all of my clients and students whom I have met throughout the years! I have so many sales going on in December for the holidays–make sure to contact me ASAP to order any gift certificates, oils, and spell kits for those special people in your life. Psychic Healers of Avalon office will be closed from Friday, December 19th through Wednesday, December 25th, and I am currently open on Thursday, December 26th between 6:00-9:00 pm MST. Make sure to mark your calendars for New Year’s Day at 1:00 PM Mountain Time–I will be doing another LIVE Wheel of the Year Reading for all of us. You just go here at that time: https://www.facebook.com/events/564602690763621/ to see what we all will be experiencing in the year 2020! I have already started doing Wheel of the Year readings for people, so that they can see what they personally will be looking for next year–just message or email me to set one up! I will have a Basic Meditation class on Saturday, January 4th, so that those of you who are wanting to start incorporating meditation into your life can learn about the different techniques. Meditation can really transform your life, for it affects your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of yourself. And I am offering my Household Magick class on Saturday, January 11th, so that people can cleanse their homes of any negative energies to start their New Year with positive vibes–I only offer this class once a year, so make sure to bring a friend and a notebook! I also am available to do House Cleansings and Blessings in the Denver Metro area–check out my website for details.
Many holiday blessings to you all,

Andarta


January 2020

Happy January, everyone! While we have brought in another year, we have had so many natural disasters recently, that it can be hard to focus on our individual lives, issues, and projects. It does make us feel quite helpless when Australia is on fire, three volcanoes erupt in three days, so many earthquakes in Puerto Rico, and tornadoes going throughout the southern United State. Lately, I have been making it a point to meditate every night before I go to bed–I focus on sending positive energy to all of these places, and it helps me to calm down before I go to sleep. If this is something you wish to do as well, I find that if I just focus on one natural disaster each night and rotate around, then I don’t feel so scattered by trying to “fix everything” all at once. 
First, let us look to the Sky: Believe it or not, but there is not one planet in retrograde right now. Yes, you read that correctly! The last planet to go direct is Uranus on January 10th, so things are supposed to be calmer… And just a heads up because I get this newsletter out on the 15th of the month, February 16th will be when Mercury goes Retrograde in Pisces until March 4th, and then it switches to Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius until March 9th. So that should be an interesting shift–water to air. So if you need to do some preparations, specifically travel plans, I would suggest you try to iron them out before February 16th. We did just have an intense portal that was between the New Moon Solar Eclipse on December 26th and Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on January the 10th, so hopefully that does not affect anyone anymore. The next New Moon is in Aquarius square Uranus on Friday, January 24th, which will make people feel extreme mood swings because of the unstable nature of this sign. But it does indicate a good time to work on new business ventures and ideas. Full Moon in Leo is on Sunday, February 9th, and this may be a very passionate time for everyone (not only because it is near St. Valentine’s Day, but Leo’s fiery passion affects this full moon). Yes this can also be a time for heightened sensitivities and energies in general. Maybe it would be a good time for everyone to work on some deep breathing exercises!
Next, we look to the Land: I wanted to look at how the fire’s in Australia can affect the rest of the planet. Of course, we all feel devastated by the loss of human, animal, and trees lives, as well as the many homes lost. But some may think that, as it is happening on the other side of the world, that it is just a sad thing to happen *over there.* The animals who have died make up an eco-system unique to the continent of Australia, and hopefully there is some way for the lands of Australia to re-cooperate, which includes the animals within the eco-system. Any birds which travel out of Australia, as well as any marine life that relies upon the animals and birds in Australia are also affected. The smoke can also impact the weather, not only in that area of the world, but as it travels around the globe. The smoke can reduce the daytime surface temperatures on the land, and the Pyrocumulonimbus clouds, which are smoke/laden clouds, absorbs solar radiation. There is estimated 400 million tons of carbon in the air, which affects all living beings way of breathing, and the people of New Zealand have actually been asked to stop calling into the emergency 911 dispatches because the government is aware of the smoke that they are experiencing. Climate affects fires, and fires affect the climate. I am sure that we all are sending as much love and energy to all of Australia, to heal the people, animals, and lands. 
Finally, we look Within: February 1st is Imbolc, also known as Candlemas. This was the time of purification and cleansing, with the whiteness of the ewes, goats, and cows lactating, and the snow in the northern hemisphere. Burning a candle on this date, and focusing upon the aspects of yourself that you would like “cleansed” is a good practice to stay in rhythm of the lands. Brigid, the ancient Celtic goddess of healing, craftsmanship, and the hearth fire, was honored upon this day. Later, She was assimilated into the Christian tradition by being called St. Brigid and is associated with the sacred, eternal flame that is maintained by nuns in Kildare, Ireland. She can assist you in finding inspiration in all forms of crafts and arts, Her hearth (albeit, usually the modern stove) allows you to prepare nourishment, and Her flame will keep you warm on those cold nights.  And finally, Brigid is the healer, and I am sure we all can agree that all part of this world can use her healing at this time. 
I am so glad that some people were able to log in to my New Year’s Day reading, and the rest who were having problems with the video could watch it after I was done. If you have not had a chance to watch it yet, I have posted this year’s, as well as 2017 and 2018 New Year’s Readings on my website. In honor of Imbolc, I will be having my Basic Candle Magick class on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00-11:00 am. Anyone who wishes to attend, the cost is $20, and make sure to bring whatever kind of candle you wish to empower with the Imbolc energy. Saturday, February 8th, I am teaching my once a year Love Magick class, which runs from 10:00-12:00. We will be working with that full moon energy, and create at 9 day spell to draw some love into your life or enhance the love you already are in! This class costs $50 per person, and make sure to bring whatever size red candle you wish and a journal. Don’t forget about my January sales that are posted on my website! There is still half of January left if you are wanting to book a Wheel of the Year reading for yourself–they are on sale until January 31st at $65 for 30 minutes and $125 for an hour. We can do these readings in person or over the phone–just contact me to set up an appointment, so that you can see what the year 2020 has in store for you!
Many purifying and loving blessings to you all,

Andarta


February 2020

Happy February, everyone! We have had quite an emotional few weeks, between politics, various natural disasters, and other events, and I hope you all are keeping as center as possible! Let us get to the newsletter to see what awaits us within the next 4 weeks.
First, we look to the Sky: We have been experiencing clear skies concerning retrograde planets for the past few weeks, but our good ‘ole friend Mercury will be going retrograde this Sunday. It will start in Pisces on the 16th, but will shift to Aquarius and end on March 9th. Not only are we switching from Pisces to Aquarius, but it will be square Moon: this will bring about anxiety, tension, and moodiness. There will also be additional issues with travel this retrograde, so if you are planning any trips, I would suggest to get them ironed out before then. We just had a Supermoon this past Sunday, and our next New Moon will be in Pisces on Sunday, February 23rd, and this new moon will allow us to bring about changes in our personal goals and expand on our natural talents. The next Full Moon will be on Monday, March 9th in Virgo, and between this being an earth sign energy and Mercury going direct on this day, we may feel much more empowered and organized after that chaos. Virgo energy is about organizing, adapting, and healing, and we will welcome this with the Full Moon power! One really cool thing about this month is that we will be able to see five different planets starting today! Here is an article describing the different planets and when you would be able to view them: See all 5 bright planets in February | EarthSky.org
See all 5 bright planets in February | EarthSky.orgFind all 5 bright planets in February 2020. Use Venus to find Mercury after sunset, and then look for Saturn on …

Next, we look to the Land: I wanted to explore an age-old concept that has intrigued people and left them in awe and sometimes even confused: Atlantis. I am actually giving a presentation on Atlantis at WhimsyCon at the end of this month in Aurora, CO, and I have been enjoying my research thus far! If you are attending, make sure to say hi afterwards! The first and only ancient texts which refers to Atlantis are Timaeus and Critias by Plato, written around 360 BCE.  He writes of a large land mass with concentric circles of water between three rings of land. In the center of this land are square altars dedicated to Cleito and Poseidan, the God of the sea and weather, and his human wife. He gives details about this advanced society of Atlanteans who are descendants of Cleito and Poseidan, but that eventually become less immortal and more human–aka, they developed some negative and destructive traits. Zeus became angry with the Atlanteans for attacking the Athenians, and sunk the island through earthquakes and tsunamis. Ever since Plato wrote these two texts, people have been fascinated with the validity and location of Atlantis. The sixteenth century discoveries of North and South Americas brought forth many speculations that these continents were actually Atlantis, and several people, including John Dee, created maps, labeling the Americas as Atlantis. There have been countless documentaries, books, articles, and even movies which explore the concept of Atlantis, and psychics and UFO theorists alike argue about the truthfulness, location, and meaning of this place. Ignatius Donnelly wrote Atlantis: The Antediluvian World in 1882, which sparked interest in the Victorian society in Europe and the United States. Madame Blavatsky wrote in detail her visions of Atlantis, including creatures called the Lemurians in her text Secret Doctrine in 1888. Edgar Cayce performed 1,600 past life regressions between the 1923-1940’s, and 700 of those people identified as living at Atlantis. As you can see, there have been many theories and ideas concerning this mystical place, which encompasses both land and water, throughout the centuries. If you have been curious about Atlantis, a fantastic website to explore is http://atlantipedia.ie/samples/ which is a database of all texts which deal with Atlantis. 
Finally, we look Within: As we currently are between sabbats and equinoxes, we can take some time to reflect upon the energies within us right now. The daily card for yesterday on my Facebook page was the 9 of Cups, and I wrote about how this card indicates each of us wanting to find our heart’s desire and happiness. This does not mean that this card, being pulled on Valentine’s Day, equated happiness and our heart’s desire with having to be in a romantic relationship. Our society tends to make this assumption through movies, books, and even television–you are not going to be happy unless you are in a romantic relationship. With this concept in mind, we equate being alone with unhappiness and loneliness. Finding your heart’s desire can coincide with another person that you are in a relationship with, but that does not necessarily mean a romantic one. You may want to find happiness with a group of people–like-minded kindred souls that do not judge you and see life in a similar manner as you. Your heart’s desire may be concerning a purpose in life that coincides with a career choice, or you may have a burning passion to write a book. Any and all of these things can encompass your heart’s desire. As we have moved through Imbolc, a time of cleansing, we can hopefully see clearer what we want to accomplish in life. And as we figure this out, we plant the seeds to making this happen at the next sabbat–the Spring Equinox, or Ostara. 
As I had mentioned earlier, I am looking forward to doing readings and presentations at WhimsyCon February 28th-March 1st in Aurora, CO! Every year, I meet more and more cool people there, through both the readings and discussions in which we partake. Don’t forget about my February sales that are listed on my website–especially if you are planning your handfasting for this year, you want to contact me ASAP! I am also very excited to be launching a new, elite three-part class, which will be held at the Psychic Healers of Avalon office at 7050 W. 120th Avenue in Broomfield, CO starting in April! 
                                                            Manifest Your Higher SelfMany of us are searching for ways to evolve to our higher selves, in order to feel more whole, balanced, and with a clearer vision of where our life’s journey should take us. Learn how to start, or continue on your path of personal growth that you have already begun, with Andarta, a Professional Psychic, a High Priestess of Avalon, a Druid within the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and Reiki Master. This is a holistic approach to your personal growth, for we cannot compartmentalize our “Selves” and expect them to evolve separately. Each class is 4 hours long, and you must take the first and second class, in order to get to the third class.
Class 1: Body–We will start with our physical selves and learn how to make our bodies into our spiritual temples. We will explore how the foods we eat, the water we imbibe, and even the herbs we consume can hinder or advance our spiritual growth. Physical activities, such as exercise, hiking, and yoga will be discussed *no matter what level of physical activity you perform*, as well as how to work with different crystals that are healing and protective. You will receive a free crystal to work with for the rest of these classes. Saturday, April 18th, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 pm.Class 2: Mind–Once we have moved on from our body to our mind, we will practice various types of meditation which are helpful to increase your attention span, calm any anxiety and/or depression, and even lower your blood pressure. Simply “clearing your mind” is a lot more complicated than said, and we will look at the scientific evidence which shows meditation increases our brainpower! We will talk about our dreams, and what our minds are trying to tell us when we sleep, as well as how to do lucid dreaming. We will also discuss astrology and how the stars can actually affect our mind, dreams, and bodies. You will receive a free spell kit that will assist you on your spiritual journey. Saturday, May 16th, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 pm.Class 3: Spirit–The final level to work with is spirit, but the only way to understand your soul and energy is to get through the first steps of body and mind. We will work on shielding your soul when out in public spaces, as well as past life regressions to uncover your life lessons through your Akashic records, soul mates, and karmic bonds we have with others. And we will also work on magickal writing, where you learn how to channel information from your Spirit Guides. You will receive a free bottle of oil to help with your astral journeywork.  Saturday, June 13th, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 pm.Dates and Pricing: There is a cap for this class of 6 students total, so make sure to sign up ASAP to reserve your spot! Each class is $200, but if you pay for all three classes by March 15th, the cost is $475 total, or you can reserve your spot for $150 for the Body class. The next date is April 1st, and if you pay for all three classes by this date, it is $525, or reserve your spot for $180 for the Body class. 2020 is the year of vision, and if you are feeling lost or imbalanced, now is the time to work on your own evolution! 
I look forward to seeing everyone at the various upcoming events! Many heartfelt blessings,

Andarta


March 2020

Happy March, everyone! I hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe during this global pandemic of COVID 19–I will be examining this issue within the different aspects of our lives throughout this newsletter. I know this is a tad longer of a newsletter than usual, but I think these things need to be examined in detail.
First, we look to the Sky: We are back to having clear skies concerning any retrograde planets. Hopefully Mercury did not treat you too bad during his retrograde! While we have all planets direct, things are a bit interesting concerning the moon within the next month.  We actually have a series of moon influences that we will not see for a very long time: we have a Micro New Moon sandwiched between two Super Moons. We just had a Super Moon this past Monday, and then the New Moon in Aries on March 24th is actually a Micro New Moon. What this means is basically the opposite of what a Super Moon presents to us: the moon will look much smaller than what it actually is because of the angle in which the moon is shining her light. It is an illusion, just as a Super Moon just *looks* larger. It looks smaller because it coincides with an apogee, which is that the moon is at it’s farthest away point. But we all may not even be aware of this as we cannot see the moon during the New Moons anyway. So, you *really* will not see the New Moon this time, got it? As the Super Moon can have extra intense energies which projects outward, so the Micro New Moon makes us draw within ourselves even more-so. This is very interesting from a social perspective, as we all are being forced into staying home much more because of the Coronavirus. And with the New Moon in Aries, we need to be looking within ourselves for our inner warrior to face our fears and personal issues (more on this later). Two weeks after the Micro New Moon, we have the second and final Super Moon for 2020 on Tuesday, April 7th in Libra. This Super Moon in Libra promotes social harmony, positive communication within personal relationships, and balance. I think after weeks of isolation, we may all be SUPER excited to talk to anyone by the Super Moon, so that might be part of the lunar energy.  
Next, we look to the Land: Bats. Scientists have determined that the Coronavirus (which there are actually several different strains) originates from bats in China. As with many other diseases in the past that began from various birds and animals, this shows how we really are interconnected to all species on this planet. This does not mean that bats are evil–they actually are vital to our ecosystem because they eat various insects which ALSO carry diseases, and they also pollinate many plants. They are the only mammals to be able to fly, and they use ultrasonic sounds to sense where objects and other animals are located. They are most active at night, and this is where they have the connection to darkness, the night, and even the Underworld. There are over 1,200 different species of bats, which are about 20% of mammals on this planet. The name for bat in Chinese is “fu,” which means “happiness” or “good luck,” and within the Chinese tradition, they are seen as symbols of good luck and fortune. Some other cultures around the world may seem the creatures as unhappiness, or even the dark and the Underworld, and the associations with the Vampire has been prevalent for centuries. Yet the bat as an animal guide teaches us to avoid obstacles, barriers, and negative people. Some shamans see the bat animal guide as a way to undergo a spiritual death, where the person transforms from one person into a new one. The bat represents releasing of bad habits, facing of fears, as well as experiencing past life karma. Ultimately in the spiritual world, the bat symbolizes transformation, transition, and initiation (which is never really a pleasant experience to go through). This does not mean that this epidemic is “good” or “positive” to those who will be affected by it in any way at all. Looking at it from an energetic perspective, it is absolutely transforming ALL of our lives in so many ways. Changes and transitions are painful, and yet, looking at science, any change is never really up to us. Even within my own life, I am being forced to learn how to move all of my college classes from in-person to online (something that I have resisted for the past 15 years of teaching, for I do not like technology or computers). Yet I am fine with doing this, as I do have students who have low immune systems that are very much afraid of being around others that can have this disease. I have seen many people who are angry/pissed off/offended/etc. that their social events are being canceled because of this epidemic, and as *they* are healthy, they will be damned if they listen to the advice of staying at home. Good for you–I am a very healthy person as well, and yet I see this as more of a responsibility, rather than an inconvenience. We all are part of ONE, and even if you never get sick from it, you may be a carrier of this disease. There will be other social events in the future, so some alone time is not a prison-sentence, in my opinion. I never would want to be responsible for infecting other people just because I would not be “told what to do.” We all have to use common sense–we need to eat, work, and do the things that we need to do, in order to function. This epidemic is absolutely exposing how our society does not work for all of us–not everyone can stay at home and work. Not everyone has health care. Not everyone can afford to buy a mass amount of food/toilet paper/hand sanitizer to hoard at home. So, in many ways, the bat is transforming our entire way of being, as well as exposing our bad habits, fears, and social karma. But it is up to us as both individuals, as well as a society, as to how we face this pandemic, which will ultimately determine how long it will last. It is not a matter of whether you will be exposed to it, for we all will at some point, but how our individual bodies will react to it. Taking care of yourself and your family is vital right now. Many are having to stay at home now, and this in of itself will actually expose some of our own darkness and shadows (more on that next). But we also cannot just pretend that we live in a bubble, so only buy what you actually need at the store. Also, check on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly (do you even know your neighbors?). We can make this transformation one that unites or disbands us–it really is up to us. So, face your fears of being like the bat: avoid what you need to, and listen to what the planet is telling all of us.
Finally, we look Within: The Spring Equinox, or Ostara, is next week on Thursday, March 19th. This is a time of balance of light and dark, as well as within and without. This is a time of planting in the physical realm, as well as the mental and spiritual. Rather than seeing this time at home as punishment, look at what you want to produce and grow within your own life. Use this time of being house-bound to organize, clean (this helps so much with germs! clean, clean, clean!), and examine the energies within your living space. If you do not feel safe or comfortable within your own home when life is “normal,” then this is the time to reflect on why you feel this way. Is there abuse of any kind going on in your home? Are the people who live there positive, or are they negative and unhealthy for you? Do you have too much stuff? Purge yourself of anything unhealthy or not fulfilling in your life. The Micro New Moon will be forcing us to look within ourselves, and the Super Moon two weeks later will encourage us to interact with the people in our lives, even if on the phone or online. The cleansing of unhealthy energies is vital to having a healthy environment for our own spiritual growth. Even cleansing your space with incense and herbs can have a great impact on you and everyone within the home, and there has been research done which shows that burning sage and other herbs may actually kill bacteria within confined spaces: Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.
Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.Medicinal smoke can completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined …

So, how has this all affected Psychic Healers of Avalon? 
Classes: I have moved my business trip to Tulsa from the end of May to Saturday, June 27th. This is so people will continue to focus on healing and staying put at home or moving less, so that there are less people in the hospitals with the Coronavirus. I have shifted back my Manifestation 3-part class to the follow: Manifestation: the Body will be on Saturday, June 13th, Manifestation: the Mind will be on Saturday, July 18th, and Manifestation: the Spirit will be on Saturday, August 15th. I have had many people interested in this class, and yet I would not want to put people at risk of this epidemic, especially concerning a class which is to make us healthier! I can do private classes for any of my classes listed on my website through FaceTime, so you just need to schedule a time with me to do it, no matter where you are!  
House calls: My house blessings and cleansings are on sale this month, which is rather ironic and serendipitous at the same time. I will still come to your house, especially if you are realizing how much negative energies (or even an entity) are within your home. Being stuck in the house can be miserable for everyone that has negative energies or entities with them. And I plan on using sage for any house blessings, as it is both for the spiritual, as well as the physical germs (unless you are allergic to sage). I can also come to your house if you are needing a Reiki session. I have been researching specific crystals which can help with lungs, immune systems, and anything else that would assist with the COVID-19. I will be wearing a mask during the entire time, and then disposing of it (wearing masks around everywhere is contaminating all of the places you go to, so people wearing masks everywhere are actually making things worse). I will also be washing my hands several times during my stay at your home. Just read my website on my pricing for sales, as well as all of my services.
Readings: As I have done since I started my business, I can do a phone or video reading for you. This allows for both of us to be in our own spaces, keeping us safe. I will still be going into the office twice a week for as long as my business office allows us to–this is not only because I can focus better in my office for readings, but I need to water my plants. I will let you all know if I cannot go into my office anymore, but regardless, I will not be holding any classes in there for a few months. 
So, the most important things to do are to stay calm but also use common sense. I am very aware of the panic and fear that is pulsating throughout our society, so if you have taken any meditation classes with me, use these lessons to keep yourself grounded when you actually do need to go out. Wear any grounding stones, as well as wash your hands often!
Many healing blessings,

Andarta


April 2020

Happy April, everyone! I am sure that all of you have been struggling in one way or another with the COVID-19 epidemic, but I hope you all are healthy and safe! There is quite a mixed bag concerning what awaits us this next month, between the stars and the land, so let us get to the newsletter:
First, we look to the Sky: There are a few astrological sights to see in the next couple of weeks that we usually do not have happen: tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn will form a straight line with our moon, and you can see it without a telescope! We will have the Lyrid meteor shower peak before dawn on April 22nd, and this is the end of the comet Thatcher. On April 26th, the crescent moon will shine with the planet Venus, and the next day, Venus will shine her brightest! I will go in order of how the moon phases and planets go retrograde so you can see how things progress–The New Moon will be on Wednesday, April 22nd (the same day as the meteor shower), and this New Moon is in Taurus joined by Uranus and square Saturn. What this means is that there will be many unexpected and sudden changes, and impulsive and even aggressive energies will abound during this phase. This will not help with the anxiety that is caused by the epidemic, so just make sure to STAY HOME on this day if you are able. Pluto will go retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. I think this will be in correlation with the peaks of the COVID-19 in some parts of the United States, and this fear of death will coincide with the human energies we already feel. The Full Moon in Scorpio will be on Thursday, May 7th, and this will actually bring some positive, healing energies. This Full Moon will help to enhance compassion and spiritual growth during this epidemic, even though we are struggling with Pluto retrograde. And then Saturn goes retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn, so just make sure to take care of your mental health from the New Moon to the Full Moon. Watching the alignment of the three planets with the moon, as well as the meteor shower may help to take your mind off of some of the negative aspects of astrology coming to us.
Next, we look to the Land: While the stars may have some negative news for us, the land and environment are bringing forth positive news specifically because of the epidemic. I am sure you all have seen in your own areas the air quality improving because everyone is staying at home and not polluting the skies. This positive news about the air quality is found throughout the world, not just the United States, and the people in northern India are now able to see the Himalayan mountains for the first time in 30 years. The wildlife is also enjoying the lack of human company, and I have been posting videos of whales, dolphins, wolves, and other creatures exploring with ease the usually busy waterways and lands. In my Wednesday live videos, I have been talking of such things, as well as the fact that the sales of vegetable seeds have skyrocketed because people are wanting to learn how to grow their own food. While I am not happy that it is the fear of the lack of fresh food promoting this increase in sales, I do think that it is a positive thing for humans to get back to nature and learn how to be more self-sufficient. If you are attempting to grow some food in your own yard, it is very easy to research your soil type and climate to have a successful growing season. Learn how each plant grows (sunlight versus shade, how much water, etc.), as well as have a basic plan for where everything will grow before you spend a lot of time digging and planting. Growing my own food has always been one of the most relaxing past-times I have ever had, for the digging into the earth always grounded me, and watching each plant sprout and grow brings such satisfaction and joy. I describe a lot of this in my Household Magick class, and I also give some tips on how to incorporate your magical protection of your home to include your plants and yard. The more I worked with the land, the more the land produced the flowers and vegetables I planted, and this in turn would bring different land spirits that would also be part of my magical protection. This created a positive cycle of growth and magic in my own yard. 
Finally, we look Within: While this time of year would usually be about emerging into society as we near Beltaine, we are all at home because of the pandemic. The people of ancient times who actually lived off of the land would have their social life revolve around the Wheel of the Year. I think it is instinctual for humans to want to gather together when the weather is warmer, not just because of the various activities that we can do in the sun. I am sure this is contributing to the unrest of people being inside their homes and not gathering together–we are feeling out of balance. But things like viruses don’t really care about how it puts us out of balance. The lack of physical activity, loss of jobs and money, as well as the lack of socialization, is increasing depression and anxiety in everyone, and we need to be honest with ourselves concerning our mental health. When I speak in my live videos of doing the fine arts, I am not speaking of trying to become a world-famous painter or performer. We do not need additional stress of trying to become great at something. What I am referring to is the act of creating, which helps us all with our mental and emotional health. You do not need to show anyone your paintings or short stories–ultimately, the fine arts are for self-expression and the journey, rather than the destination or outcome. In previous newsletters and videos, I have spoken of certain crystals and aromatherapy to help with depression and anxiety–check these out and message me if you have any questions. But the most important thing to do right now is to take care of yourself and your family–try to have fun with dance-off’s or board games, rather than only sitting in front of the television. As we have seen above, we are in for more difficult energies from astrology, which will contribute to these mental and emotional health problems. So, know that you are not alone, and it is not you! We will get through this pandemic together, even if we are physically separated right now!
This week and next, I will be doing video conference classes over my Basic Crystal class, which is $20. If you are wanting to schedule a class with me, just message me. If you have missed my live videos, I have posted them all on my website. And of course, I am doing reading over the phone, so just contact me to schedule an appointment. I have my oils and spell kits, so I am able to mail these to anyone. Make sure to check out my April sales!
Many healing blessings,

Andarta


May 2020

Happy May, everyone! I hope that you are all doing well, financially, physically, and emotionally during this trying time with this pandemic. I hope this newsletter brings some insight into what you all may be seeing or facing.
First, we look to the Sky: We just had a full moon last week, and our next New Moon will be on Friday, May 22nd, and this New Moon is in Gemini and is trine Saturn. So this New Moon is all about rebuilding, restructuring, and starting new plans for the future. This hopefully will bring about a positive shift concerning the pandemic, but it would be best if you did your New Moon work alone rather than with others. The next Full Moon is actually a Lunar eclipse on Friday, May 5th, and this full moon is in Sagittarius. As this is a lunar eclipse and the Moon is square Mars and opposite Venus, this Full Moon will be challenging all romantic relationships. Long-term, established relationships can get through this moon unscathed, but any rocky relationships will turn into all-out war. This Full Moon also brings out the worst in enemies, so stay clear of anyone with which you do not get along. Now we get to the retrograde plants: Pluto went retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. I think this will be in correlation with the peaks of the COVID-19 in some parts of the United States, and this fear of death will coincide with the human energies we already feel. Saturn went retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn. Venus went retrograde on May 13th and ends on June 25th, and this is a more challenging Venus retrograde than usual. When Venus goes retrograde, it challenges giving and taking of love with other people, but the focus turns more inwards to looking at self-love and acceptance. As Venus is Square Neptune, this makes us more sensitive and wanting affection, but it also causes disillusionment, deception, and confusion in love. And yesterday, Jupiter went retrograde and ends on September 13th. This is a more positive retrograde in comparison to the other three planets, for Jupiter conjuncts Pluto and makes a trine with the Sun to bring good fortune, luck, and happiness. And just a little preview, the week after all of this, we will have two more planets go retrograde and a Solar Eclipse on the Summer Solstice. But we will get to that bit of fun in the next newsletter.
Next, we look to the Land: Murder Hornet–another sick twist to the year 2020. When this insect was introduced to the American society that was already under severe stress because of the pandemic, it would be putting it mildly that people reacted poorly. This Asian hornet, also known as Vespa Mandarinia, can kill a human who does not have any allergies to bees with multiple stings. But their main focus is bees, and they decapitate bees and destroy their entire beehive within a few hours. But the reality is, there has only been one sighting so far, and it consisted of one dead hornet and the other flew away into a forest in the state of Washington. These hornets have been spotted in Vancouver, and in Blaine, Washington, and that is it. Some of the articles which wrote of the Murder Hornets made it seem like they are located everywhere across the United States, when this is not true. And those who have studied this hornet say that they only attack humans if provoked. And yet there have been a massive amount of bees that have been killed recently by scared Americans who think that they are the dreaded Murder Hornet. PLEASE do not kill the bees! As I have written in previous newsletters, we need bees to pollinate the different plants (both food and flowers) around the world. I am also pretty partial to honey! But the bottom line is that we need the bees for our species to survive! So not only are the bees at risk of these Murder Hornets, but they are also at risk of being mistaken for their own enemy. So if you are able, please plant some flowers for the bees, and please do not kill them!
Finally, we look Within: While many of us are still being responsible and doing social distancing, we may feel that we are out of sync with our normal activities for this time of year. As the weather warms, we have plenty of activities that we usually enjoy with other people outside. Beltaine, May 1st, is a very communal activity which harkens back to ancient times. Yet we can still do some activities outside with those who live in our home, and we are also able to communicate with our friends and family through many different modes. But let us take a moment to reflect on who we actually want in our lives when we are no longer social distancing. Are you actually enjoying not being around certain people? Is it sometimes a guilty relief that you do not have to go to certain gatherings that you feel obligated to attend? And who has actually been there for you to talk to when you are at your lowest during this stressful pandemic? We often have social situations that we feel we must attend, and we feel guilty if we do not do so. I think this is a good time for all of us to reflect on all of the people in our lives and how much we interact with them out of obligation or out of a real, special connection. If we learn anything from this horrible global pandemic, let it be how to appreciate every moment, as well as to see the people in our lives for who they truly are to us. 
I am still planning on holding my Manifest Your Higher Self: Body class in June, but this will be a one on one class as we will be doing it through video. This may actually be even more meaningful to everyone, as this will be focused only on you and your path. So rather than having it scheduled only on June 13th, you will just set up a time that we will do a video chat, and we can do this any time through June. This is the description for this class: 
Many of us are searching for ways to evolve to our higher selves, in order to feel more whole, balanced, and with a clearer vision of where our life’s journey should take us. Learn how to start, or continue on your path of personal growth that you have already begun, with Andarta, a Professional Psychic, a High Priestess of Avalon, a Druid within the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and Reiki Master. This is a holistic approach to your personal growth, for we cannot compartmentalize our “Selves” and expect them to evolve separately. Each class is 4 hours long, and you must take the first and second class, in order to get to the third class.

Class 1: Body–We will start with our physical selves and learn how to make our bodies into our spiritual temples. We will explore how the foods we eat, the water we imbibe, and even the herbs we consume can hinder or advance our spiritual growth. Physical activities, such as exercise, hiking, and yoga will be discussed *no matter what level of physical activity you perform*, as well as how to work with different crystals that are healing and protective. Each class is $200, but if you pay for all three classes by June 10th, the cost is $475 total, or you can reserve your spot for $150 for the Body class by June 1st. 2020 is the year of vision, and if you are feeling lost or imbalanced, now is the time to work on your own evolution!
I will be making a decision within the next couple of weeks as to whether I make my business trip to Tulsa at the end of June. I hate waiting until the last minute, but I also want to make sure that everyone would be in a safe space, including myself. Make sure to check out my weekly videos that I have been making concerning the COVID-19 epidemic–I have posted them all on my website.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Blessings, Andarta


June 2020

Happy June, everyone! I hope that you all are safe and well, as we quickly approach the hot summer months! I will be addressing the pandemic and protests throughout this email, so let us see how the stars and land are affecting us right now.
First, we look to the Sky: We just had the Full Moon Lunar eclipse on Friday, May 5th, and I hope that went well for you. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, will be on Saturday, June 20th, and as I have discussed in previous newsletters, the equinoxes are about the balancing of energies. The next day, we will have a New Moon in Cancer Solar Eclipse, and this Solar Eclipse will mainly be influenced by Saturn. This will bring about tension between self-expression, identity, and restrictions placed upon us. I believe we are already seeing these energies with the protests, as well as the restrictions placed due to the pandemic, and I feel it will gain even more momentum with this Solar Eclipse New Moon. The retrograde planets will also bring about some conflicting energies: Pluto went retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. We are already seeing the peaks of COVID-19 in many parts of the United States, and this fear of death will coincide with the human energies we already feel. Saturn went retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn. Venus went retrograde on May 13th and ends on June 25th, and this is a more challenging Venus retrograde than usual. When Venus goes retrograde, it challenges giving and taking of love with other people, but the focus turns more inwards to looking at self-love and acceptance. As Venus is Square Neptune, this makes us more sensitive and wanting affection, but it also causes disillusionment, deception, and confusion in love. Jupiter went retrograde on May 14th and ends on September 13th. This is a more positive retrograde in comparison to the other three planets, for Jupiter conjuncts Pluto and makes a trine with the Sun to bring good fortune, luck, and happiness. The dreaded Mercury Retrograde will begin on June 18th and will end on July 12th in Cancer, but do not despair! This Mercury Retrograde, as it is in Cancer, is a more positive slowing of communications, in order to enhance positive relationships within families, and it also helps us to focus our energies on home improvements. And Neptune will go retrograde on June 23rd until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. So, we will have six planets retrograde at the same time for only two days (June 23-25), but the general energies of all of the retrogrades bring to the surface what we are experience on a macro and micro level. Who would have believed that Mercury Retrograde would be the least of our problems this next month?!?!
Next, we look to the Land: The specific land that I want to focus upon this newsletter is Alaska, for there have been some changes made in the past few days concerning the animal protection that many of us have not noticed because of the pandemic and social unrest. Namely, the current administration has eased the protection of various animals to allow for trophy hunting. Mother bears, wolves, and coyotes can now be lured out of their dens, in order for the trophy hunters to be able to kill the cubs while they are sleeping. It is also now allowed again for trophy hunters to use motorboats to kill caribou that are swimming in lakes and rivers, so they do not even need to be on land for this hunting. This easing of animal protections reveals how repulsive trophy hunters truly are, for they do not even care about giving the animals a fair chance to survive. I ask you all, along with all of the other energy work that we are currently doing, to send some protection for these animals, as they do not seem to have the support of the government, state or federal, to protect them. The imbalance that we have concerning nature and humankind is at a tipping point, for the more animals that become extinct, especially from needless killings like trophy hunting, the more of a chance we are destroying the planet that we rely upon for survival. 
Finally, we look Within: As we near Midsummer, or the Summer Equinox, we already are experiencing a slow balancing of energies within humankind. The Black Lives Matter movement is just one aspect of this balancing of energies, for it is part of a greater cause to end the powers of oppression. I spoke briefly in one of my live videos concerning this, but I wanted to expand upon this from an energetic, psychic perspective. Whenever certain groups of people are targeted to be silenced, oppressed, and controlled, this energy of oppression affects the entire society. While it may be easy to say that you specifically are not being affected by police brutality, the targeting of trans-people, the imprisonment of immigrants seeking a better life, the continual denial that colonialism still affects the native peoples, or the legal decisions to control women’s bodies, you still are affected by these oppressive energies. Our society cannot evolve or bring about a higher consciousness when one or more groups of people are affected by various injustices by those in power positions. So, even if you are not directly affected by any of these systemic problems of injustice, it is in the best interest of our society to stand up for those that are experiencing these issues. This is a karmic lesson that we all are experiencing right now–one that cannot be ignored anymore. The term Age of Aquarius has been tossed around a lot, especially since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, but there is no consensus as to whether this Age of Aquarius has started or will start soon. The Age of Aquarius is associated with freedom, advanced technology, humanitarianism, rebellion, and democracy. As you can see, we are on the verge of many of these traits, but we still have much to do, in order for us to achieve these aspects within our world-wide society (yes, we are even connected to other cultures and countries!). As I stated in one of my videos concerning the previous full moon, use the moon energies to help shift these oppressive energies away from our own lives, as well as our society as a whole. These changes first must come from within each of us, and then carry out to others as a ripple effect. Look to your own life and any ways that you may be oppressed by others, and find a way to get out of that situation if you are able. But also standing up for those that are putting themselves at risk when going to the protests is vital right now. As the saying goes, United we Stand, Divided we Fall. 
I have started to allow clients into the office for in-person readings and Reiki session, but we both are masked. If you would like to come to my office, just let me know, but I also am continuing the phone and video conference calls for those who do not want to risk it, as well as those who live outside the Denver Metro area. I am planning on scheduling in-person classes in July, but there will be a limit of 3 people per class, and you will need to register for these classes. I will also continue to do video classes for those wanting them, so just look through my class list on my website to see what you need to work on right now. I am continuing my flash sale throughout the rest of June, as the two day flash sale was so successful. Readings are $50 for 30 minutes and $100 for an hour. If you have been needing a reading, now is the time to schedule one before this sale is over and I go back to my regular prices in July! 
I do so appreciate all of the support I have received thus far from those that have continued to do readings and classes throughout the pandemic! I am still needing to make a decision at the end of this month as to whether I will be able to keep my office space, as business has been so slow. If I do decide that I will not be able to keep the office, I will have the month of July to finish up any classes, readings, and Reiki sessions. This will force me to discontinue the various activities I enjoy doing for everyone, including the live videos on Wednesday evenings, these newsletters, and maybe my daily draws as well because I will have to focus my energies on other career paths. I will let you know the verdict in next month’s newsletter. 
Stay healthy and safe, as well as speak your Truth!

Many summer blessings,

Andarta


June 2020 Supplemental

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and doing as best you can right now! I just wanted to touch bases with all of you concerning my business Psychic Healers of Avalon. I am happy to announce that I will absolutely be continuing with the business and retaining my office space, due to the overwhelming support that I have received from so many of you–thank you from the bottom of my heart! I do appreciate every single one of you who have scheduled readings in the past week! I will just let you all know, in case you have not seen on my Facebook page, that I have been having a flash sale on my readings: $50 for 30 minutes and $100 for an hour. While today is the last day of the month, if any of you contact me today to set up a reading for July, I will honor these prices for that reading! I already have many time slots taken throughout July, so contact me ASAP if you wish to partake of this sale!
Also, I have decided on how to proceed with my classes, for I have had many people ask me when I will be offering them again. As we are still seeing such a rise in COVID-19 throughout the country (we seemed to have gotten it mostly under control here in Colorado, but we need to stay the course!), I am going to schedule private and small group classes at your convenience during my regular office hours. And of course these can be through video if you do not want to come in person or if you do not live in the Denver Metro area. The small group classes will have a cap of up to 3 people that you know, either that they live with you, or they are close friends who have also been self-isolating, and we will all be wearing masks. I know that some people were nervous to come to classes, for they do not know who may show up (and whether they have been responsibly self-isolating or not). This way, you absolutely know who will be there, and you can enjoy the class with people who are important to you. So you can just look through my extensive list of classes on my website and Facebook page, and we can discuss the specifics of when you would take the class. And I also wanted to let you all know that I have been doing private lessons with different clients, based on their own needs and desires for learning, for years now. So if you are in need of a private regular class (either just yourself or with a friend or two) to meet once or twice a month, we can discuss what all we would do and study, as well as when. Some popular regular private classes are concerning the tarot, the Fae, Animal Guides, paganism, and witchcraft.
I will be sending my usual newsletter on the 15th of July as usual, so I will not delve into any specifics concerning the energies of this time–just refer to my June newsletter which goes through to the middle of July. 
Many summery blessings,

Andarta


July 2020

Happy July, everyone! I hope you all are safe and well, physically, spiritually, and emotionally right now! We have a lot of different energies from the stars and the land happening at the same time, so let us get to the newsletter.
First, we look to the Sky: The New Moon coming up on Monday, July 20th is in Cancer but opposite Saturn–this means that we will all be given new tests and challenges within our own lives, as well as a community. Just be patient and stay the course with your path, and you will come out of these tests with flying colors! The Full Moon on August 3rd will be in Aquarius, and this brings up the need for emotional freedom in all of us. We may feel better in groups, but our own sense of self will be challenged during this time. We have 4 planets in retrograde right now, as Mercury and Venus recently went direct. Pluto went retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. COVID-19 continues to balloon even more each day in many parts of the United States, and this fear of death will coincide with the human energies we already feel. Saturn went retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn. Jupiter went retrograde on May 14th and ends on September 13th. This is a more positive retrograde, for Jupiter conjuncts Pluto and makes a trine with the Sun to bring good fortune, luck, and happiness. And Neptune went retrograde on June 23rd and will stay until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. 
Next, we look to the Land: I am going to bring up a subject that many of you may not want to acknowledge or face, but I feel I must do so anyway. Crystals: we all love them, especially psychics and pagans such as myself! And yet…we also need to face the destruction of our own planet, as well as the loss of human life, in search of these crystals. A few days ago, over 160 people died in Myanmar, or Burma, when a Jade mine flooded and collapsed. These are poor people whose only option for making money is to work in the Jade mines, and some people defied their employer by not working on that day due to the excessive rain (and ultimately saving their own lives). The landslide is specifically from the mining of Jade in this area. Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills 160
Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills 160Video captures the wave of mud and rock that engulfs workers at the site in Kachin state.
This is not an isolated incident at all concerning the mining of crystals, for you only need to do a quick search online to find information on Blood Diamonds and other mines around the world, where people are put at risk, the lands collapse from the mining, and there are major environmental issues which stem from our love and desire for our crystals. As more and more people are awakening to a higher consciousness, more people are wanting the healing and protective energies of crystals. And while this in of itself is a very positive shift in our collective consciousness, we also need to look at the affect it is having on our planet. Here is an article from last year which really emphasizes how the crystal industry is impacting other countries that are mining for these crystals. Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze
Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness crazeTess McClureThe long read: Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the …
This is a really difficult subject for me to write about, as I love my crystals, and I have taught SO many crystal classes throughout the years. And yet as a pagan, I think we all need to take some time to think of our impact on the planet, as well as humans in other countries, all for our desire of these crystals. If we truly love this planet, then we need to think twice about ripping (or contributing to the ripping out of) these crystals out from our Mother! How else could we work with crystal energies without purchasing them? This is something I think we all need to reflect upon.
Finally, we look Within: We are two weeks away from Lammas, or Lughnasadh, which is August 1st. This was the first harvest celebrated in ancient times by the entire community. In Celtic societies, they would gather together for games, trade, and marriages between members of different tribes. I know it is difficult to think of fun, communal activities during a global pandemic, but we can still honor the land and our connection to it within our own homes! Bread was the most popular food item made at this celebration, for the first harvest was the wheat and corn crops. Making corn dollies is another past time that children especially enjoy performing. Having your own games, whether they be inside or outside, with those in your household brings forth this energy of community and celebration. Believe it or not, but in ancient and medieval times, people died from starvation in the spring or early summer (much moreso than during the winter), when they had run out of food from storage and the other food has not come to fruition yet. So Lammas was truly a sacred celebration, even throughout the Christian Medieval period, for it reflected their reliance upon the earth that we modern people often take for granted. Regardless of the activities you perform, make sure to give thanks to your Guides and the Land for your own survival!
I am still continuing with the personal and small group classes, rather than scheduling classes for anyone to attend on Saturdays, due to COVID-19. I am also continuing with phone and video readings for people who cannot or do not wish to come in for a reading in person. All of the events I had scheduled have been canceled so far, so nothing to report there (I am waiting to see if the Athena Festival happens in November). So, I hope you all are doing well and staying as safe and healthy as you are able. If you need to get some advice on dealing with various aspects of COVID-19 and self-isolation, my videos I created for this specific purpose are on my website. 
Many summery blessings,

Andarta


August 2020

Happy August, everyone! I hope you all are well and safe during these hot summer days! We are currently dealing with a few horrible wildfires in the Rocky Mountains, which is devastating many lands, homes, people, and wildlife, and we all are just hoping for some rain! Hopefully, we have some good news coming to us within this next month:
First, we look to the Sky: I am going to be honest–if you thought that this past month since the last newsletter was a tad crazy with those astrological influences, you haven’t seen anything yet! This next month is filled with astrological challenges, with a couple really positive energies tossed in, that will force us to work on meditation, deep breathing, and other ways to calm us down. The New Moon on Tuesday evening, August 18th, is in Leo and influenced by Mercury and a star called Alphard, the Heart of the Snake. This means that we will have new opportunities for communication and thinking, but with the influence from Mars (I will get to this in a minute), everyone will have frustration and lacking patience. The next Full Moon is Wednesday, September 2nd in Pisces, which has some positive influence from Uranus, resulting in luck and new friendships. New and exciting possibilities revolve around this Full moon, so utilize these energies for anything you are wanting to culminate in your life! Now, onto the retrograde planets: Pluto went retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. COVID-19 continues to balloon even more each day in many parts of the United States, and this fear of death will coincide with the human energies we already feel. Saturn went retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn. Jupiter went retrograde on May 14th and ends on September 13th. This is a more positive retrograde, for Jupiter conjuncts Pluto and makes a trine with the Sun to bring good fortune, luck, and happiness. Neptune went retrograde on June 23rd and will stay until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus today, August 15th until January 18th, 2021. Uranus is in conjunction with Venus and sextile the moon, which will actually bring about fun, relaxing social time for everyone! This will also fuel creativity and loving energies within the home. And finally, Mars…Mars will go retrograde from September 9th to November 13th in Aries. Mars is the warrior planet, and as it will be in Aries, this *can* make those of us that are more aware of these astrological influences examine the issues that we bottle up within ourselves. But it ultimately brings about confrontation, resistance, and heightened sensitivity. So, the long and short of it is, utilize the positive energies that are influencing us, and ground, ground, ground for dealing with others that are not in your inner circle.
Next, we look to the Land: For those of us who have been intrigued (obsessed?) with the standing stones known as Stonehenge, archaeologists have recently confirmed that the location of where the larger stones, specifically “sarsens,” were taken from is West Woods on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, UK. The debate of where the sarsens originated from has been ongoing for over 400 years. Archaeologists Pinpoint Source of Stonehenge’s Sarsen Megaliths | Archaeology | Sci-News.com
Archaeologists Pinpoint Source of Stonehenge’s Sarsen Megaliths | Archae…A team of researchers from the UK and South Africa has discovered that most of the hulking sandstone boulders –…

These sarsens are the larger structural stones, while the smaller stones within the circle are called bluestones, which have already been confirmed as originating from Wales. There are many standing stone circles throughout Europe, especially in the UK and Ireland (which has over 130 on that tiny island!). Pagans, psychics, archaeologists, and historians alike all have written and pondered over the reason for these standing stones for centuries, and yet most agree that these were sacred places for worship by the ancient people of these lands, as well as burial grounds for their ancestors. I actually went to an amazing display in Kansas City, Missouri last summer concerning this amazing stone circle, which goes in-depth into the layers of meaning of these stones to the ancient people, as well as the changes the stone circle experienced. If you are in Kansas City, I highly recommend going! Stonehenge | Union Station Kansas City
Stonehenge | Union Station Kansas CityUnion Station Kansas CityUnion Station Kansas City presents Stonehenge: The Exhibition
Finally, we look Within: As we are moving from Lammas-tide to the Fall Equinox, we are in the hottest times of the summer in the northern hemisphere. The shift from the first to the second harvest is a slow one, where we hopefully start to see a bit of cooling down of temperatures. Mabon, the Fall Equinox, is on September 22nd this year, and will be examined more in-depth next month. Now is the time of the reaping–the ideas, hopes, and dreams that we planted back at the Spring Equinox in March, which is supposed to be at full growth now. And yet, March was so far away, and in a different time than what we are experiencing now, right? If you have not been able to completely manifest your Spring-tide planting due to outside influences (global pandemic, social unrest, financial insecurity, etc.), do not be hard on yourself. Think back to what you “planted” and envision how you can alter this dream during this new normal. What do you want to gain and bring inside to further your path? How can you reap that which you desire? I think this goes back to the Live Video I did a couple of weeks ago concerning the 2 of Rods inverted–if you have not seen it, you are welcome to view it now. This involves the short and long term planning of your path. Hopefully you are able to reap everything that you are needing in your life right now!
I have continued the live videos on Wednesday evenings on Facebook, and I am posting them onto my YouTube channel for those who are not on Facebook (Priestess Andarta on YouTube). https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC22LC5i55SLk40s4IpgFrcg?view_as=subscriber  Make sure to subscribe to my channel! And I also announced a video or two ago that I am also happy to answer any questions you all may have in these live videos, so feel free to email or message me your questions! I am still very busy with readings, but if you are needing to schedule one, just message me and I will make sure to get you on my schedule. My August sales are on readings, as well as some of my merchandise, so make sure to look at my website for everything on sale this month. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Many harvest blessings to you all,

Andarta


September 2020

Happy September, everyone! As we near the Autumn Equinox, many of us look forward to the cooler weather, especially to try and help put out the horrible fires that are raging across the west coast of the United States. May Autumn come soon for us all to try and heal our lands! 
First, we look to the Sky: The New Moon in Virgo on Thursday, September 17th, and this activates Mars square Saturn. This New Moon allows for us to be better at problem-solving than we have in recent weeks, so if you have been struggling with an issue in your life, this New Moon is the time to explore different ideas concerning that issue. The next Full Moon is in Aries on Thursday, October 1st. As we are in Mars Retrograde right now, a Full Moon in Aries may make us feel like we need to rush to answers and conclusions, due to the confusion and slowing down caused by this retrograde. Make sure to take things slow on the Full Moon, so you do not act rash! And while Jupiter went direct this past weekend, we will be gaining another retrograde planet within the next month: Pluto went retrograde April 25-October 4th, and as it is in Capricorn and Jupiter is conjunct with Pluto, there will be a great fear of death. This will cause extreme laws, exponential but erratic growth, and ultimately, suffering. The fear of death concerning COVID-19 and other sources will continue to affect us on an emotional level. Saturn went retrograde on May 11 in Aquarius and ends on September 29th in Capricorn. The brightest star Altair in the Constellation Aquila the Eagle will influence Saturn retrograde the most, and this will bring about great sorrow, disappointment, social isolation (even more than just the social distancing is promoting), and depression. This star enhances the repressive and restrictive nature of Saturn. Neptune went retrograde on June 23rd and will stay until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus on August 15th until January 18th, 2021. Uranus is in conjunction with Venus and sextile the moon, which will actually bring about fun, relaxing social time for everyone! This will also fuel creativity and loving energies within the home. Mars went retrograde on September 9th to November 13th in Aries (make sure to check out my YouTube video concerning this, and subscribe to my channel! Mars Retrograde. Mars is the warrior planet, and as it will be in Aries, this *can* make those of us that are more aware of these astrological influences examine the issues that we bottle up within ourselves. But it ultimately brings about confrontation, resistance, and heightened sensitivity. So, the long and short of it is, utilize the positive energies that are influencing us, and ground, ground, ground for dealing with others that are not in your inner circle. And Mercury in Scorpio will go retrograde on October 14th. This means that there may be some hurt feelings and retaliation by any miscommunication, for which Mercury Retrograde is known. But a new scientific discovery concerning Venus has everyone all excited: a gas in the sky of Venus indicates that there may be life which lives within the skies of our sister planet! A Possible Sign Of Life Right Next Door To Earth, On Venus
A Possible Sign Of Life Right Next Door To Earth, On VenusScientists have found a gas associated with living organisms in a region of Venus’ atmosphere. They can’t figure…

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Next, we look to the Land: I read about this next topic, and found it so adorable, that I had to share with you all! Did you know that animal species besides humans actually communicate with their offspring in baby talk? We may find humans who talk baby talk to their children annoying, but alas, humans are not the only ones to do this! Scientists call this infant-directed vocalizations, and this has been found in bats, birds, seals, primates and even king penguins. I feel that this is really important in looking at the animal realm because not only is this showing that animals do indeed communicate with each other in various ways, but us humans are more connected to animals and birds than we think.  Mother Bats Use ‘Baby Talk’ to Speak to Their Offspring, New Study Shows | Biology | Sci-News.com
Mother Bats Use ‘Baby Talk’ to Speak to Their Offspring, New Study Shows…In a new study, a team of researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Free University of Berli…

Finally, we look Within: The Autumn Equinox, Mabon, is on Tuesday, September 22nd, and as with all equinoxes, it is a balancing of power within and without. With so many crazy astrological influences going on right now, it is really vital to look to the balancing of ourselves with the earth’s rotation. Mabon is the second sacred harvest of the pagan Wheel of the Year, and this harvest is the one of apples, grapes, seeds, and other mid-autumn vegetables and fruits. There is equal light and darkness on this day, and this is the midpoint of the dark half of the year. What do you need to balance within yourself right now? What is your relationship to light and dark–is it simply a good and bad dichotomy, or can you see the positives of both? If you are able, have a feast upon this day in honor of the second harvest, and give thanks for all that you have in your life. And you can even give a small offering to those you honor, whether that be the Ancient deities, the Earth herself, or anyone else. 
I had announced on my Facebook page, as well as my live video last week, but in case you did not see, the Athena Festival, which I was going to do readings at again, has been canceled for this year. I look forward to us all getting through this pandemic, in order that we can have events next year (I miss them so much!)! If you wish to set up a class or appointment, just contact me. And don’t forget my September sales, which are all about finances and career, listed on my website! Let us all harvest more prosperity and abundance this month!
Many blessings,

Andarta


October 2020

Happy October, everyone! I hope that everyone is having a lovely Autumn thus far, filled with pumpkin spice everything, Halloween decorations, and beautiful turning leaves! Let us get to the newsletter.

First, we look to the Sky: We have a New Moon on Friday, October 16th in Libra, and while Libra itself is a gentle sign, the energies of Mars, Saturn and Pluto influencing this New Moon will make communications hostile and argumentative at times. There will be a second full moon this month, known as a Blue Moon, on Saturday, October 31st! This will be intense energies because of it being on the night of Samhain, as well as the moon being in Taurus, and influence by Uranus. This will cause feelings of unrest, dissatisfaction, and social unrest. The next New Moon will be on Sunday, November 15th in Scorpio. This New Moon will bring about new ideas for spiritual practices and also to delve deep within your emotions and feelings. Shallow relationships will go by the waste side, while deeper relationships will grow stronger. While the moon phases the rest of this month will be intense at best, the retrograde planets will also cause extreme feelings and energies. Neptune went retrograde on June 23rd and will stay until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. Uranus went retrograde in Taurus on August 15th until January 18th, 2021. Uranus is in conjunction with Venus and sextile the moon, which will actually bring about fun, relaxing social time for everyone! This will also fuel creativity and loving energies within the home. Mars went retrograde on September 9th to November 13th in Aries. Mars is the warrior planet, and as it will be in Aries, this *can* make those of us that are more aware of these astrological influences examine the issues that we bottle up within ourselves. But it ultimately brings about confrontation, resistance, and heightened sensitivity. So, the long and short of it is, utilize the positive energies that are influencing us, and ground, ground, ground for dealing with others that are not in your inner circle. And Mercury in Scorpio went  retrograde on October 14th until Election day, November 3rd. This means that there may be some hurt feelings and retaliation by any miscommunication, for which Mercury Retrograde is known. You can watch my Live Video concerning Mercury Retrograde and subscribe to my YouTube channel!Mercury Retrograde

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Next, we look to the Land: So this month, we are literally looking at the land–specifically fossil footprints! Yesterday was National Fossil Day, and there is a feature concerning Ice Age footprints of most likely a woman with her toddler, amongst footprints of Ice Age animals, such as mammoths, sabre-toothed cats, and wire-wolves. These fossils were discovered in 2018 in White Sands National Park in New Mexico. Just putting myself into her position is utterly terrifying to me! It is amazing to me how they are able to piece together the reactions the animals have to the humans, and whether they were being hunted or simply traveling near the humans. And yet, as the article points, out the fossils bring up even more questions than answers concerning the child and mother, as well as the ancient human tribe and their intentions. The weather she was experiencing on her two trips is also examined in relation to the imprints her footprints made in the mud. If you are in New Mexico, make sure to check out these amazing ancient footprints. I appreciate all of the advancements that science continues to give us concerning what we are experiencing now, as well as trying to recreate what our ancient ancestors experienced, especially during this time of year in relation to the Ancestors!Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey

Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehis…Matthew Robert BennettSome 13,000 years ago, an adult carrying in a child walked 1.5km in mud at great speed in the presence of hungry…
Finally, we look Within: As Samhain draws near, the time of honoring our Ancestors and preparing for the harsh winter, we can reflect on how important this Samhain in particular is because of all we have experienced this year 2020. The souls that have crossed over because of Covid, as well as all of the unjust deaths, protests for equality, and natural disasters, make this Samhain even more of a Hallowed Day. We can identify more with what it was like in ancient times when people died of starvation, of the plague, of so many other reasons, when we are still experiencing a global pandemic and social unrest. This Samhain falls on a Blue Moon–the rarity of this Samhain and the lunar event press us to make our own rites even more sacred. With social distancing, and many aspects of our society shutting down, we value relationships, our jobs, and even our health even more than before. Make sure to honor your loved ones who have crossed over, give thanks for all that you have in your life, and really FEEL the full moon energy on that night! Your rite does not have to be complicated–a simple feast, where you set aside an offering to your ancestors and all that have crossed over this year–would make you more connected to them and to the land. Honor and respect the spirits that roam our realm, for the veils are ever thinning. And also honor all that you personally have sacrificed and done this year. As the world seems more and more surreal and crazy, the more we look for deeper meanings in life than simply the physical realm. Look within as we descend into the darkness of Autumn, and reach out to your ancestors to guide the way. 
I have my Ancestors class on sale this month, so if you are wanting to set up a video class before Samhain, contact me ASAP so I can get you on my schedule. Some oils, my protection spell kit, and pendulums all are on sale this month to help you with your Samhain rites. Just contact me to get them mailed to you in time!
Many Samhain blessings,

Andarta


November 2020

Happy November, everyone! I hope everyone is healthy in all aspects–mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually–right now, as we experience the worst cases of this global pandemic thus far. There is also the political issues, the social unrest of the various protests, and financial uncertainty, which can all affect us on various levels. So, make sure to take care of yourself! 
First, we look to the Sky: The New Moon this evening, November 15th in Scorpio will actually be a Super New Moon! This Super New Moon can be a little confusing, as the New Moon is when it is at it’s darkest phase. It isn’t that we will see the moon, but that it will be at it’s closest point to Earth. So the energies of this dark aspect will make us feel the darkness even more so. This Super New Moon will bring about new ideas for spiritual practices and also to delve deep within your emotions and feelings. Shallow relationships will go by the waste side, while deeper relationships will grow stronger. The next Full Moon will actually be a Lunar Eclipse on Monday, November 30th in Gemini. This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon will bring about anxiety and uncertainty because of two fixed stars that will be influencing it–namely, Aldebaran and Antares–as well as the Sun is opposite the Moon AND Venus opposite Uranus. Just take it easy with this full moon, and make sure to ground yourself as best you can. I hope you all are feeling a bit better now that Mars and Mercury Retrograde are done! We are almost done with retrograde planets for this year: Neptune went retrograde on June 23rd and will stay until November 28th in Pisces. This will be an internal struggle for all of us, as we will be prone to desires for illusions and escapism, and yet we will be faced with the hard truths within our own lives. The illusions that we like to present to the world will be stripped away, and we will have to face reality and the ways in which we may not be happy with our current lives. Honestly, I feel that illusions and daydreaming of better times is a natural thing for all of us to do when dealing with a global pandemic and civil unrest, but I think that the real issues in our lives will become more prominent with Neptune Retrograde. Uranus went retrograde in Taurus on August 15th until January 18th, 2021. Uranus is in conjunction with Venus and sextile the moon, which will actually bring about fun, relaxing social time for everyone! This will also fuel creativity and loving energies within the home. As the skies clear of retrograde energies, I hope that we all can see things clearer and be better at handling our day to day challenges!

Next, we look to the Land: Archaeology has been on a roll recently, for these scientists keep finding more information on our ancestors and ancient peoples. Last week, another article came out concerning ancient female hunters in the high Peruvian Andes, and their conclusion is that there was an equal amount of women doing the hunting of large animals in primitive human societies as male hunters. This impacts our previously held conceptions that the genders were divided by roles in ancient society: the men were the hunters, and the women were the gathers. This archaeological find, along with other discoveries, such as the fact that there was a large amount of female warriors in the Nordic Viking society, and also that there were important female Druids just as much as their male counterparts, just further emphasizes the gender roles that our current society projects onto our modern society, as well as historical studies, are completely societal fabrication. The notion that men only performed certain activities, while women only perform others, simply based on so-called physical abilities is being shown again and again by science that our ancestors did not accept or believe in these divided actions. I even explore these ideas in my own book concerning the pagan holidays during the medieval period. We need to release these gender roles that have bound all of us to certain expectations, for these are damaging to everyone. Women are too emotional, and men cannot show any emotions. Women are weak, and men and strong. Etc. Etc. Our species is ultimately doomed if we continue on with these divided notions of genders, for there are more than just male and female genders! Early Hunter-Gatherer Females Hunted Big-Game Animals | Archaeology | Sci-News.com
Early Hunter-Gatherer Females Hunted Big-Game Animals | Archaeology | Sc…Archaeological excavations at the site of Wilamaya Patjxa in the high Peruvian Andes have revealed a 9,000-year-…
Finally, we look Within: As Samhain is past, and we are not quite to Yule, the Winter Solstice, this time always feels like an in-between time to me. We are in between time and space, even, for Samhain is the end of the year, and yet the new year has not happened yet. But I wonder if this is fitting for us to have a transitionary period between endings and new beginnings, for we all can attest that even our childhood birthdays did not make us feel completely different from one day to the next. Take this time of in-between energies to look at what you have released, and also what new things you want to bring into your life. And if you are still working on the releasing, it is time to look at why you have a difficult time letting go. Change is the only constant in life, and yet most people find change to be their biggest challenge. This evening is a fantastic time, being the Super New Moon, to open yourself up to new beginnings, as well as releasing of that which no longer serves you. This can be a belief, a miserable job, or even a relationship that no longer is positive or helpful to you. (Side note: this does not mean you should just quit your job and hope for the best! But applying to new ones is the first start to getting onto a better path, and sending out that energy to the Multiverse that you want a better, more positive job, will place you on the path). And this may also be concerning your conceptions of the gender roles that may be holding you back in your life–do not let society dictate who you think you should be or what you should or should not do, simply based on your gender! What is your ultimate dream or goal in your life, and how can you accomplish it? Now, in this space of in-between, is the time to allow these hopes and dreams to come forward!
I am having a sale on my past-life regressions this month: they are an hour long and are $100. We can do them in person with masks or over video chat. I also have some oils and spell kits on sale, so make sure to contact me to get them mailed to you. I will be out of the office on Thanksgiving, but I have some times that Monday evening, as well as the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Many Autumn blessings,

Andarta


December 2020

Happy December, everyone! I hope you all are healthy and enjoying the wintry season right now! This holiday season may be more challenging for many of you, due to the pandemic and any financial issues you may be experiencing right now, but I wish you the merriest that your holidays can be!

First, we look to the Sky: We just had the New Moon with a Solar Eclipse yesterday, so I hope you all put out positive new beginning vibes into the universe last night! The next Full moon will be on Tuesday, December 29th in Cancer. This Full moon will be influenced by Uranus, which will bring about spiritual freedom, change, and excitement. So this would be a great time to burn a candle and think of all of the positive changes you wish for the next year (as we kick 2020 to the curb!). The next New Moon will be on Tuesday, January 12th/ Wednesday, January 13th at exactly 12:00 am in Capricorn, and this will have us look within ourselves for validation, rather than from external sources. The only planet left that is retrograde is Uranus in Taurus on August 15th until January 18th, 2021. Uranus is in conjunction with Venus and sextile the moon, which will actually bring about fun, relaxing social time for everyone! This will also fuel creativity and loving energies within the home. One other significant astrological event which is coming up soon is that Jupiter and Saturn will be in conjunction on Yule, the Winter Solstice, which is Monday, December 21st. This has not happened since 1226, which is over 800 years! It will look as if they are one huge star within the sky. As this is the longest night of the year and is the New Year in the Pagan realm, this is doubly important to look to the sky and even send out positive energies to shift consciousness for yourself and our society, in order to herald in a new age!  Jupiter And Saturn Will Appear Closest In Sky For 800 Years This December
Jupiter And Saturn Will Appear Closest In Sky For 800 Years This DecemberStargazers are in for a treat this December as celestial gas giants Saturn and Jupiter are having a festive get-…
Next, we look to the Land: Well, I think this is a conjunction of the Sky and Land sections of this newsletter, for I wanted to write of 7 billion year old star dust that was found upon the earth back at the beginning of this year! This star dust was found within a huge meteorite that fell onto Australia more than 50 years ago. The most important bit of information that scientists have discovered concerning this star dust is that the formation rate of stars are created sporadically throughout galaxies, rather than in a steady progression, as was once believed. I wanted to point out that this star dust is a few billion years older than our own Sun, which is “only” 4.6 billion years old, while Earth is 4.5 billion years old. And apparently, this meteorite was very smelly, both when it hit the earth, as well as when they starting cutting into it to learn from it. The people of Murchison, Australia smelled it throughout the town, even if they did not see the actual event back in 1969. I can only imagine what it would be like to stand next to or even hold part of this star dust to feel it’s energies! 7 billion-year-old stardust is oldest material found on Earth

7 billion-year-old stardust is oldest material found on EarthSome of these ancient grains are billions of years older than our sun.
Finally, we look Within: Yule, the Winter Solstice, is the longest night of the year, as well as the beginning of the pagan new year. After Yule, the days start getting longer, and we head towards warmer weather. And as I have stated above, Yule this year is even more magical than usual, with the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. We all have had various levels of difficulty with this year 2020, so I think this Yuletide astrological phenomenon can be seen as a time for us all to release any negative energies of this year, thank your Guides for all of the blessings you have received in this difficult year, and also to call upon positive energies for a new year and new beginning! My tribe would actually stay up all night Yule eve sharing stories, eating and drinking, playing games, and doing various crafts throughout the night and early morning. Then we would all head outside to toast the Sun’s return at sunrise (and then crash shortly thereafter!). Whether you are able to stay up all night, or simply get up early to welcome the return of the Sun on Yule, think of what you want to accomplish, start, and/or even manifest within the year 2021. And that evening, about 30 minutes after sunset, look for the Saturn and Jupiter conjunction in the sky! An ancient tradition is the Yule log, which is a log burnt in the hearth until Twelfth Night or Epiphany (January 6th–my birthday!), and this is supposed to bring positive energies and protection into your home. Some modern pagans actually carve out three holes in a log for three candles and use it as a table decoration. The evergreen symbolized the hope of spring and warmer weather, back when people did not have all of our modern conveniences. I think sitting down during this Yuletide to give gratitude for all that we do have will bring a different perspective on this year–health, food, a home, and clothing to keep us warm. 
The office will be closed next week from Yule until December 28th. I actually have many Wheel of the Year/ New Year’s readings already scheduled, but I have added more hours the last week of December to make sure everyone that wants a reading that week can do so. I am also having a sale on my Transformation Magick class this month, which is to look at what you want to change and bring forth in your life for next year. I also have all of my products on sale, so contact me ASAP if you want something mailed! 
At the beginning of this year, I had created a three-part series of classes called Manifest Your Higher Self, which I was super excited to hold in the office starting in May…and then Covid hit, and I was never able to hold these workshops because I stopped having Saturday classes which allowed for anyone to come. These originally were 4 hour workshops. As I do not feel that I will be having in-person long workshops in the office anytime in the near future, I restructured them to have three levels, 6 classes in total, one hour long each, so we can do them through video chats! And I think January would be a fantastic time for people to sign up for their personal classes, just in time to really work on your spiritual growth. They are taught in order as follows:
Level One–Body:         -Class 1 focuses on the magic of food and the spiritual energies they hold. How are food and spirit connected? We will also look at the benefits of         all movement–yoga, dancing, and other physical activities–all to energize your body!        -Class 2 focuses on herbs, vitamins, and their healing properties. We will also discuss the specific crystals and candles to help your own body heal,         protect, and detox.
Level Two–Mind:        –Class 3 shifts our attention to how your body and mind are interconnected through meditation, as well as dreamwork. What do your meditations and         dreams teach you about your mind and body? What might you be hiding deep within your mind that needs to be worked out, in order to progress on         your spiritual journey?
        -Class 4 concerns astrology, and how the sun, moon, and stars affects your mind and body. How can you connect your mind and body through a         study on these astrological events? We will look at your basic charts, and what you might need to work on for both your mental and physical health.
Level Three–Spirit:        –Class 5 then shifts from the body and mind to spirit, and specifically looks at your past lives and Akashic records. What do you need to know about         your soul’s memories that will help you to fix any karmic debt? What bodies and minds have you been before that your spirit should remember and         learn from for your evolution?
        -Class 6 focuses on shielding and aura magic, as well as astral projection and advanced astral travel, in order to access your Higher Self! We will look         at ways to communicate with your Spirit Guides that are external from you, in order that you can reach deep within to your Authentic Self!

If you sign up for one class a month, they will be $50 each, and if you do two a month, it will be $45 per class. You can work at your own pace, as spiritual growth is not a race at all! 
I am adding additional hours in the office starting in January to make sure everyone can take these or whatever other spiritual/pagan/witchcraft classes you wish to take, as well as to have enough hours for readings. I had put a cap on how many personal studies I was doing, but I have freed up my teaching schedule more to be in the office. So if you want to work on the Manifest Your Higher Self series, or any of my other classes that are listed on my website, just contact me to get on my schedule! 
And finally, don’t forget to tune in to my Facebook page for my annual Wheel of the Year reading for all of us on New Year’s day at 1:00 MST! Let us hope for some positive cards to come forth!
Many Yuletide blessings,

Andarta


January 2021

Happy January, everyone! If you have not already watched my Wheel of the Year for all of us on New Year’s day, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5F23qWTwqM It does look to be an eventful year, for sure! And I will be explaining at the end of this newsletter how you can continue to read my newsletters after February, for I will be no longer using this email to send them once I get to March 2021. So, make sure to sign up! Let us get to the energies of this month.

First, we look to the Sky: The Full Moon will be on Thursday, January 28th in Leo, and this energy will be fun-loving and maybe a bit attention-seeking, but overall, these are directly related to our own sense of self identity and empowerment. This night would be fantastic for doing any self-help or motivational magic that you may have pondered at the beginning of this year with your new year’s resolutions. The next New Moon will be on Thursday, February 11th in Aquarius, and this brings forth any desires for emotional fulfillment in your personal relationships. If you have been feeling unfulfilled, this will be heightened on this evening. The New Moon is fantastic for new beginnings, so if you are wanting new relationships, then make sure to put that out to the Multiverse! Believe it or not, but we do not have ANY planets retrograde right now, as Uranus goes direct today! So any crazy energies are directly coming from those who are producing said energies! Mercury will go retrograde on Saturday, January 30th in Aquarius until February 21st. Mercury Retrograde always foretells of complications in communication, and this one will be no different with the airy Aquarius energies. Aquarius is an Air sign (despite it being the Water bearer–I know, confusing!), and this holds the energies of communication and self-expression, so just make sure to take your time with talking to others. Try to do so through video chat or phone conversations, rather than text or emails, as people can misconstrue what you wrote.  This is also why I am telling you all now of the change over for the newsletters, but waiting until March! But this slowing down of communication allows all of us for personal growth and accurate self-analysis.
Next, we look to the Land: In 2017, there was a discovery of the oldest cave paintings in the world, which are Celebes warty pigs in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Recently, Australian and Indonesian archaeologists have dated these cave paintings to 45,500 years old! The pig represented wealth and fertility in ancient cultures across the world, and these paintings show how important these creatures were to the prehistoric peoples for food and even spiritual meaning. The bodies of any animals that were killed in ancient times were completely used, and not one part was seen as unimportant. There is a fantastic video imbedded within this article, showing these painting that were painted with ochre. This discovery not only implies the significance of the warty pig to these ancient Indonesians, it also shows that humans have used art as forms of expression and communication for thousands of years. 45,500-Year-Old Sulawesi Warty Pig Painting Found in Indonesian Cave | Archaeology | Sci-News.com
45,500-Year-Old Sulawesi Warty Pig Painting Found in Indonesian Cave | A…A team of archaeologists from Australia and Indonesia has discovered two figurative paintings of the Sulawesi wa…
Finally, we look Within: We are now heading towards the next sabbat which influences our spiritual self–Imbolc, or Imbolg, which is on February 1st. This sacred day is the day of purification, and the ancient goddess Brighid has been honored on this day (and later converted by the Catholic church to St. Brighid). We have transitioned to a new year, the Sun king has been born, and as those of us on the northern hemisphere are still experiencing cold weather, we are still nestled within our homes. When Brighid became a saint, Her holy day became known as Candlemas, for that was when the candles were made for the next year. The color white is the snow that covers the ground, the milk that the cows, sheep, and goats bring forth at this time, and also the candles that are made for illumination in all sense of the word. Brighid is the Irish goddess of the flame, sacred wells, blacksmithery, and the arts. This is the time to have that self-reflection that the upcoming Full Moon, New Moon, and even this Mercury Retrograde promotes. How do you express yourself? What crafts bring you joy? And what do you need to release within yourself, in order to bring forth this purification of the soul? Make sure to light a candle on Imbolc for yourself, for our society (cleansing of Covid and negative energies), and also in honor of Brighid. 
Some of you may have seen that I have created a Patreon page, and this week, I have started to post my daily draws on there. I am moving my newsletters onto Patreon starting with the March 2021 newsletter. My daily draws will always be free for everyone to read on all of my social media accounts, and I will be shifting my newsletter to the $5 a month patron level. If my newsletter has helped you throughout these years, please consider becoming a patron so that you can continue to be positively influenced by them. I do have other tier levels for patrons that you can read through, and hopefully consider subscribing. If you have any questions about any of the tiers, please feel free to message or email me! If you become a $5 patron, you will receive a notification when the monthly newsletter has been posted. Andarta is creating videos and newsletters | Patreon
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I have my Wheel of the Year readings on sale this month, so contact me ASAP to get your own reading done before the end of the month! Brighid has been inspiring me a bit early, for I have created a new oil! This is Arianrhod’s Aura oil, which I created specifically to help cleanse your home (and yourself, if need be!) of any negative energies. Arianrhod has Her castle, which purifies those who enter, and this oil is to help you with your own home.  I have not added this onto my website yet, so you have first dibs on purchasing them! 
I also have started offering my newest classes this month, which I had mentioned in last month’s newsletter. I am starting to offer the first class in my Manifest Your Higher Self series: At the beginning of 2020, I had created a three-part series of classes called Manifest Your Higher Self, which I was super excited to hold in the office starting in May…and then Covid hit, and I was never able to hold these workshops because I stopped having Saturday classes which allowed for anyone to come. These originally were 4 hour workshops. As I do not feel that I will be having in-person long workshops in the office anytime in the near future, I restructured them to have three levels, 6 classes in total, one hour long each, so we can do them through video chats! And I think January would be a fantastic time for people to sign up for their personal classes, just in time to really work on your spiritual growth. They are taught in order as follows:

Level One–Body:  

-Class 1 focuses on the magic of food and the spiritual energies they hold. How are food and spirit connected? We will also look at the benefits of all movement–yoga, dancing, and other physical activities–all to energize your body!       

-Class 2 focuses on herbs, vitamins, and their healing properties. We will also discuss the specific crystals and candles to help your own body heal, protect, and detox.

Level Two–Mind:       Class 3 shifts our attention to how your body and mind are interconnected through meditation, as well as dreamwork. What do your meditations and dreams teach you about your mind and body? What might you be hiding deep within your mind that needs to be worked out, in order to progress on your spiritual journey?-Class 4 concerns astrology, and how the sun, moon, and stars affects your mind and body. How can you connect your mind and body through a study on these astrological events? We will look at your basic charts, and what you might need to work on for both your mental and physical health.

Level Three–Spirit:  

-Class 5 then shifts from the body and mind to spirit, and specifically looks at your past lives and Akashic records. What do you need to know about your soul’s memories that will help you to fix any karmic debt? What bodies and minds have you been before that your spirit should remember and learn from for your evolution?
-Class 6 focuses on shielding and aura magic, as well as astral projection and advanced astral travel, in order to access your Higher Self! We will look at ways to communicate with your Spirit Guides that are external from you, in order that you can reach deep within to your Authentic Self!If you sign up for one class a month, they will be $50 each, and if you do two a month, it will be $45 per class. You can work at your own pace, as spiritual growth is not a race at all!

Many Imbolc blessings to you all,

Andarta


February 2021

Happy February, everyone! I hope you all are staying safe and warm–many of us have had excessive cold and snowy weather these past few days, reminding us that we are indeed still in winter! As I had mentioned in my January newsletter, this will be my last newsletter that will be sent through email. I am moving everything on to Patreon.com, and I ask you all to become my patrons to continue receiving these newsletters, weekly videos, and more! I will describe in more detail how to become a patron at the end of this newsletter.

First, we look to the Sky: The Full Moon in Virgo will be on Saturday, February 27th at 3:17 am. This full moon energy in Virgo will be about organization and structure, and you may have a burst of energy (anxiety?) about getting your life in order. Any chaos in your life will be enhanced, and you will have a harder time simply accepting this lack of structure. The New Moon in Pisces will be on Saturday, March 13th, and this New Moon will bring forth any sensitivities and insecurities you may hold within you. And yet this New Moon will also stir within you great creative energies, so the best course of action would be to express your insecurities and sensitivities *through* any art or creative creations. This may show you a new way of broaching the subject of any issues you may be bottling up to those whom it affects. And of course the Mercury Retrograde we are in right now can make us extra sensitive because of any communication issues you may experience with those closest to you. Mercury will go direct before this next Full and New Moon, on February 20th, but it may be exacerbating this chaos we feel drawn to structure at the Full Moon, as well as bring to the surface any insecurities we feel that we should face at the New Moon. And Mercury is the only planet in retrograde until April, so we may breathe a little easier after the 20th of this month. 
Next, we look to the Land: I have written of the Stonehenge circle in past newsletters, citing the importance of this and other stone circles to the ancient peoples of Western Europe (you can read my past newsletters here: https://readingsbyandarta.com/andartas-e-newsletters/). This past week had an exciting discovery concerning Stonehenge: archeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient stone circle in Waun Mawn, Wales, and they speculate that this indeed is the original location of the blue stones that are within Stonehenge. There were many ancient stories claiming that Stonehenge is a recreation of a much older stone circle from Wales, and this latest discovery may indeed prove these stories are correct. Why does it even matter that this latest discovery may prove that Stonehenge is originally from an ancient stone circle in Wales? It proves that ancient stories, such as The History of Kings of England by Geoffrey of Monmouth in 1136 AD, may indeed be true. This has been argued against by scholars for decades, and academia has a tendency to scoff at the notion of any written “story” as truth unless scientifically or historically proven. This is especially concerning Geoffrey of Monmouth writing of King Arthur and Merlin in correlation with the more “documented” kings of England, where he also writes of Stonehenge being transported from a sacred space in Wales that many scholars have viewed as merely “myth.” Being a scholar myself with my PhD in Medieval Literature, as well as a Priestess of Avalon and Druid with ancient ties to the past, I try to be open to both the truth within the “myth” and a kernel of “myth” within scientific data. I often get frustrated with both sides being closed to the other side–those in the psychic realm tend to not trust academics, and academics simply disqualify anything that is based on “psychic discoveries.” Ultimately, I think that both sides need to be more open to the other aisle, so to speak. This recent discovery also shows the importance of these ancient stones to the peoples of Great Britain–this would be a near impossible feat in our modern era, let alone during these ancient times without our modern technology–and yet, these ancient people found these stones to be so important that they performed this transfer of stones and power. You can read the entire story here: The original Stonehenge? A dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills of west Wales | Antiquity | Cambridge Core
The original Stonehenge? A dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills …The original Stonehenge? A dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills of west Wales – Volume 95 Issue 379

Finally, we look Within: As we have passed Imbolc, the time of purification of the self, and now we move towards the rite of Ostara, the Spring Equinox, we once again look within ourselves to see what we need to grow within our own lives. Now that we have removed negative thoughts, actions, and energies that does not promote any type of growth, we can reflect upon what we need to flourish within us. If you have not released all of these yet, we still have time and space to do so, as the Spring Equinox is in the middle of March. And it is easier said than done with this removing of energies which no longer serve us–this is part of the healing process that most people ignore. Many people have a hard time letting go of that which no longer serves them, be it actions, relationships, or jobs, because it feels like there will be nothing remaining. And yet, we cannot have new things come forth without releasing the old. There is no competition to see who can do this faster or better than another, and we all have our own paths to tread, with our own challenges to face. It seems that this silent time of winter is amplified because of the global pandemic, for we still are not having large gatherings and activities outside our homes to distract ourselves from what resides within. The silence can be deafening to some, especially to those who try to ignore their shadows which need released. The more one pretends that there is nothing wrong with them, the more their issues surface. Do you still have thoughts, energies, or even people whom you need to release to make room for growth? And what are you needing to flourish within yourself this Spring? Take some time to reflect on these questions. 

I will be starting up my weekly Live videos again this Wednesday, February 17th, at 7:00 MST! I actually will be doing two videos each Wednesday–the first will be what I call “Reflections,” where I will talk about the energies of the past week, specifically from my daily draws. I feel that I do the daily draws, but that they often are overlooked on the grand scheme of things, or that they seem to be just the energy of that day only. I want to give these daily draws more attention in that I want to examine the patterns which come forth from these cards–do we just have random energies each day, or is there a pattern or symmetry which comes from these daily draws? These “Reflections” videos will be free and live on Facebook and my YouTube channel (Priestess Andarta–make sure to subscribe to my channel!). 
I will afterwards create Live videos that will be available only to my patrons on Patreon.com. These supplemental videos will examine specific crystals or herbs that are needed at that time, any dreamwork that may be present within all of us, and/or any other commentary that I find to be helpful to my patrons. I will also be doing any live readings in these supplemental videos. So if you want to be able to see these supplemental videos, make sure to sign up to be my patron!
As you can see on my Patreon page, I have five levels or tiers of patron-ship that you can choose from, based on your own personal needs. The first tier is $5 a month, which will give you access to my supplemental videos, as well as my newsletters that I will continue to write. There are four more tiers that you can browse, and if you have been meaning to start up regular monthly classes or readings with me to help you on your own personal path, this is the perfect way in which you can do this and also access my videos and newsletters. Andarta is creating videos, reviews, and newsletters | Patreon
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Don’t forget my February sales–my Love Magick class, as well as some of my oils and spell kits are on sale until February 28th. And if you and your partner are wanting a handfasting this year, make sure to set up an appointment with me to get on my schedule for this year and receive the February discount price for your special day! Readings by Andarta
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I want to thank all of you that have been reading my newsletters throughout the years–I have always enjoyed receiving feedback, as well as to set up appointments and just see how you are all doing. I have met every single one of you in person–this newsletter has always been an exclusive thing for those whom I have met and done readings for at various events. I look forward to seeing all of you who become my patrons on Patreon.com, where I have more opportunities to organize all of the writings and videos I create with more advanced technological modes of communication. I hope you all are well, healthy, and warm for the rest of this winter! And do not despair–Spring is right around the corner!
Many blessings,

Andarta